A True Story - Narrative Nonfiction


Becoming an entrepreneur wasn't an option for a woman in 1960, but converging events and destiny guided the way…

The author portrays youthful travels, harrowing legal battles and romantic surprises. Determined her destiny would not be the
predicted path for most girls of her generation, she follows a road less travelled. As events converge, the predictions of a Fulbright scholar from India
seem to take shape. The route winds through a semester in Italy, breaking through a glass ceiling as art director at an advertising agency,
skiing in Aspen, wandering through Mexico, working in Hawaii and enjoying group houses in the Hamptons.

New territory is charted in 1970 as a woman entrepreneur in Manhattan with the founding of Creative Freelancers Inc., the first central agency
for freelance commercial artists and writers, and in 1997 it became the first agency on the web. Marriage to an older, sophisticated New York man made
her a mother to two of her own children and three stepdaughters. Finding herself with a family needing support in Manhattan and great business potential,
she knew she needed to learn more. Her path as an entrepreneur is explained and suggestions are mentored from experiences.

While juggling office and family for over twenty-five years, the unexpected summons and mountains must be climbed. An exciting treasure hunt
unwinds with a penetrating exploration of the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in the 1970s and today.

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Readers say, "A great read." "Inspiring." "Wow!"

Sample Chapter 1 in PDF for download.

  Available by September 1, 2019
  on Amazon and B&N.com