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Family Comes First: A Story of a Sisterís Sacrifice to Care for Her Mentally Ill Brother

Rosalie continues to honor the memory of her brother, Bob, in a heartwarming biography.


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As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesnít Want to Have to Learn
Written by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesnít Want to Have to Learn Written by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD

Through her book, Rosalie hopes to show readers the strength of familial love and bring awareness to the plight of people who suffer from mental illness.

A single phone call had irrevocably changed the life of Rosalie Contino, retired teacher, author, and costume designer. She narrates the events leading to that phone call from her brotherís boss, and how it changed her life in her book, As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesnít Want to Have to Learn.

Robert ďBobĒ Contino was diagnosed with a mild case of schizophrenia as a young man, but it never stopped him from working hard at his job. But as he got older, Bobís health turned for the worse, and he had to retire. The responsibility of caring for Bob fell to Rosalie, who was his closest remaining family. Rosalie had to put her life plans on hold to take care of her sick brother. As Life Goes On tells their story of hardship, determination, and, at times, sibling squabbles.

Through her book, Rosalie hopes to show readers the strength of familial love and bring awareness to the plight of people who suffer from mental illness.

This book was featured at the 2017 London Book Fair, from March 14 to 16 at the Olympia, London.


As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesnít Want to Have to Learn
Written by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
Kindle | $2.99
Paperback | $9.99
Hardcover | $24.99

Book copies are available at www.litfirepublishing.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and other online book retailers.


About the Author

Rosalie H. Contino, PhD, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelorís degree in elementary education from Fordham University, and her masterís and doctorís degrees in educational theater and costume design from New York University. Now retired, she spends her time writing books and plays, designing costumes, and giving lectures. More information about Rosalie and her work is available on her website at www.aslifegoeson.rosaliecontinobooks.com.


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 Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
 As Life Goes On
 Biographies & Memoir
 Schizophrenia
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