The Book

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ISBN-13: 978-0989420044 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9894200-5-1 (ebook)

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This book is to let you know that you don’t have to be extraordinary to be extraordinary.

It’s for YOU. If you are reading this, you’ll find a part of you in my story.

​It’s for you if you’ve ever felt foreign in the body or culture you were born in. Or if you’ve dedicated your life to answering the questions:

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Why don’t my parents love me?
Why does bad shit happen to me?
Will I ever be happy and loved?

An Amish Girl in Manhattan is a memoir about a girl whose childhood was so crushing that she literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15.  She gave up everything–family, security, community–in the hopes that one day her dreams might come true. 


An Amish Girl is about the darkness she encountered navigating a foreign world alone and grappling with her demons.  It’s about her inner and outer quest for truth that took her all around the world.  


In the end she emerges from the underworld, from her tortured psyche, and creates a life of beauty, happiness and freedom.  She wouldn’t be telling her story otherwise.


An Amish Girl is a fish out of water story.

It’s a rags to riches story.
It’s an immigration story.
It’s a tragedy to triumph story.
It’s a story about traveling the world to find yourself.


It’s a story for women who want to know that they are not alone and not crazy.

It’s a story for men who want to know that it’s okay to say “no” to corporate America.

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