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Giveaway on Amazon Kindle of the Multi-Generational Memoir “Don’t Call Me Mother”

On August 27th, 28th and 29th, readers can download this riveting memoir, “Don’t Call Me Mother”, for free. This download is available for Kindle or on any e-reader device with a Kindle APP.


“Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey From Abandonment to Forgiveness”, published by She Writes Press (Berkeley, CA, February 2013), will be available for free download on Kindle and Kindle-enabled devices, August 27, 28, and 29. The book has so far accumulated twenty 4.5-star reader reviews on Amazon, and Madeline Sharples, author of “Leaving the Hall Light On”, says: “With poetically visceral prose, Myers tells of her relentless work to emerge from an abandoned and abused child to a forgiving and loving daughter, mother, and grandmother. This must-read memoir brings her raw dark secrets to life. I couldn’t tear myself away.”
In Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey From Abandonment to Forgiveness, Linda Joy Myers maps the psychological and spiritual terrain of abandonment, grief, anger, and, finally, forgiveness. At the age of four, Myers stood on a cold, windy railroad platform in Wichita, Kansas to watch the train take her mother away. For the rest of her life, her mother would be only an occasional and troubled visitor….

Linda Joy Myers’s compassionate, gripping, and soul-searching memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who long for their absent mothers, yet unwittingly recreate a pattern that she was determined to break. “Don’t Call Me Mother” is a compelling journey alongside the author as she uncovers family secrets, finds solace in music, and begins her healing journey. It is a hopeful and helpful illustration of how Myers transcends the prison of childhood to discover light in the darkness of strife, abuse, and undiagnosed mental illness.

Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers (, is also the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, and a new workbook Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing”. She co-teaches the program Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. She coaches writers, and offers teleseminars and workshops nationally.


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