A Turquoise Life: One Woman's Journey from Trauma to Triumph

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A Turquoise Life is the riveting true story of Diann Kissell. She overcomes a childhood of unspeakable abuse and a headline-making family tragedy to become a messenger of hope. Diann triumphs over trauma by ultimately refusing to remain a victim. Through her healing journey, Diann fi nds her voice. In speaking out, she shatters a legacy of shame, secrecy, and silence. Diann¹s memoir is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. By telling this color-rich story; she honors her healing. Today, Diann symbolizes her color of well-being by living a turquoise life. She has come full circle and is now telling her story to the world. ³Kathy Bird writes Diann Kissell¹s story, A Turquoise Life, with amazing insight and a gift of understanding. Diann¹s story is filled with proof of her resilience and the courage to ³grow² on. Her story is so inspiringŠI was gripped by it to the end.² ³ - Karen Z. Brass, international speaker and author Author of I Am A Standupster: A Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor¹s Account by the daughter of David Zauder

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