Love and Sacrifice Takes Rosalie Contino to a Different Path
She shares how her brother’s ailment changed how she planned her life to be.
“We’re concerned for our own goals for success in the mainstream society. We push forth without much thought of how different we are, until a door slams in front of our face, and life takes us down a different path when it’s least expected.”
The life of Rosalie Contino turned around when she had to take the responsibility of taking care of her schizophrenic sixty-one-year-old brother, Bob. She shares their story through a memoir, As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn’t Want to Have to Learn.
In the 26-chapter book, she mused, “We’re concerned for our own goals for success in the mainstream society. We push forth without much thought of how different we are, until a door slams in front of our face, and life takes us down a different path when it’s least expected.”
As her brother’s ailment worsened, Rosalie Contino knew she had to make sacrifices. Plans were postponed, tears were shed, a promise to take care of her sick brother was made and fulfilled, and lessons were learned.
The book has recently been republished under LitFire Publishing. The book has also been featured in various book events worldwide, such as BookExpo America 2015, AJC Decatur Book Festival 2015, and Frankfurt International Book Fair 2015.
As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn’t Want to Have to Learn
Written by Rosalie H. Contino, Ph.D.
Kindle | $ 4.99
Paperback | $ 9.99
Hardcover | $ 24.99
Book copies are available at www.litfirepublishing.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and all other online book retailers.
About the Author
Dr. Rosalie H. Contino, PhD is a second generation Italian-American. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she still resides in. She attended Fordham University, from where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She then pursued both her master’s and doctor’s degree in educational theater and costume design at New York University. Now retired, she enjoys being a writer, playwright, costume designer, as well as a lecturer. She has published several poems on nature and articles on creative writing and dramatics.
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