Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist (Paperback)

Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist By Margaret Davis Ghielmetti Cover Image
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At forty, Margaret quits her sales job to follow her husband's hotel
career to Paris. She's setting sail on this adventure with a glass half
full of bravery, a well-traveled passport, a journal in which she plans
to write her novel, and the mentally engrained Davis Family Handbook of Rules to Live By.


Everyone tells Margaret she's living the dream, but she feels adrift
without a professional identity. Desperate to feel productive and
valued, she abandons her writing and throws herself into new roles:
perfect wife, hostess, guide, and expatriate. When she and her husband
move to Cairo, however, the void inside she's been ignoring threatens to
engulf her. It's clear that something needs to change, so she does the
one thing she was raised never to do: asks for--and accepts--help.


Over the next fifteen years abroad, the cultures of Egypt, Thailand, and
Singapore confront Margaret with lessons she never would have learned
at home. But it's only when they move back to Chicago--with Margaret now
stepping into the role of perfect caretaker to her parents--that she has
to decide once and for all: will she dare to let go of the old rules and
roles she thinks keep her safe in order to step into her own life and
creative destiny?


Product Details
ISBN: 9781631527470
ISBN-10: 1631527479
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English