When Life Dares You to Break
Everyone has a bending point—
the off-kilter edge where our lives either threaten to fracture or we stand and refuse to quit. As an international journalist, Beth has zigzagged the planet interviewing thousands of people about their bending points and how they press onward through pain, loss, and the unimaginable.
Mothers of children with profound disabilities. A wounded veteran. A Wiccan worshipper. These everyday individuals and more are the central figures in Bend, which takes you on an astonishing exploration of rising above disruption and despair. How do we really come back through adversity? Are unwavering determination and stay-at-it endurance enough? Discover how you too can finish stronger than anyone imagined. Recapture how to begin again with fresh strength and resolve as you sway, lean, and bend, but do not break.
“Masterfully written, Bend is one captivating book that will not let you give up. Bend is a definite page-turner.”
OVERPOWERING CHALLENGES THREATEN TO TWIST YOU into a chokehold. Frustrated, discouraged, maybe ready to quit?
Bend extends a hand in life’s pressures to rise above the disruption and despair.
International journalist Beth Lueders introduces you to courageous sojourners- a wounded veteran, a Wiccan devotee, mothers of children with profound disabilities, and more-who’ve uncovered secrets to resilience through the unimaginable.
Riveting, and inspiring, Bend wrestles with anger, revenge, purpose, and hope. Bend explores how we really come back through adversity. Are unwavering determination and stay-at-it endurance enough? Discover how you too can finish stronger than anyone imagined. Recapture how to begin again with fresh strength and resolve as you sway, lean, and bend, but do not break.
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Writing without effort leads to bored readers. I grew up 60 miles from the nearest mall and learned to explore the world through reading the encyclopedias stored in my bedroom and writing in
Full-time writers move beyond the sipping lattes and staring out windows. My writing awards include investigative reporting on the plight of radiation-poisoned Byelorussian children and at-risk prostitutes in the Philippines.
Relating to people in any audience requires leaving your ego in the parking lot. I shape my messages with gutsy drive and enough wit to help you chortle, guffaw, and rate me a 10 on comment cards.
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