Book Reviews: Here I Stand by Jillian Bullockcategories: Book, Non-Fiction, Drama, True Crime, Mafia, African-American, Empowerment, Women, Philadelphia, Teenage Pregnancy, Drug Addiction, Prostitution, Memoir
Jillian Bullockabout this book: It took me 20 years to write HERE I STAND. I started writing years ago and often put it aside to deal with life - work, college, kids, marriages, military, etc. In 2010, I finally got serious and decided it was time to finish what I started so long ago. I was featured in a few magazines which focused on my life story - a teenager who overcame tremendous obstacles, including drug addiction, homelessness, prostitution, criminal activity, which all took place after I grew up with my mother and my Italian stepfather, who was a member of the Philadelphia Mafia.
May people contacted me about the articles in magazines and they wanted to share their stories of triumphing over horrific experiences in their own lives. Some people just wanted to share with me how my story helped changed their lives. It was then that I felt my book would definitely be a great tool for people to use to see how I transformed from a victim to a victor and how they could too.
I decided to name my memoir HERE I STAND. After all I endured in the book, I wanted a solid, bold title that stated - I've been knocked down plenty of times, but here I stand, despite everything.
My book does deal with some raw material, so it is geared toward readers over the age of 17. Since HERE I STAND has been published in 2012, I've had overwhelming feedback from people who inspired me to start a new career as an empowerment speaker and life transformation coach. People, (from corporate executives to those in correctional facilities), have written me asking for help in how they can turn their lives around. I am honored to have written my first book that resonates with so many people.
HERE I STAND is a story of survival, redemption, faith, forgiveness, empowerment, dreaming big, and ultimately success.
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Truly InspiringThe title tells it all - "Here I stand", Jillian is standing in life as a champion, never giving up, always pushing harder while inspiring others. "Here I Stand" is a moving and motivating book that will catch your attention as a curious reader who likes a real story. Believe in yourself and anything is possible if you put your mind into it. "Here I stand" will take you to a higher level of possible achievement. Thank you Jillian, for sharing such an amazing life. [by Peacefulfreedom]
A Magnificent Piece of Urban Work"Here I Stand" is a riveting tale of a woman who overcame insurmountable odds to achieve greatness. Bullock's strength and courage are illustrated all throughout the book, and serve as a beacon of light for anyone who has experienced great depression, failure or any other intense hardship. "Here I Stand" is a fantastic read, and a profound source of inspiration...
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