Self Help? No Thanks, I Can Do It Myself: Surviving Life's Journey

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iUniverse, Feb 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
In Self Help? No Thanks, I Can Do It Myself: Surviving Lifes Journey Dorothy Louise Gagnon shares her poignant collection of memories, musings, reactions, essays, poems, and diary entries that detail her incredible true story of survival through tragedy and hardship to personal growth and spiritual insight.

Set against the rural backdrop of southeastern Ontario, Gagnons journey begins with her birth in a Saskatchewan convent and continues through her adoption into a family when she was five. As her story unfolds, she conveys not only the caring, sometimes funny, and always interesting characters that helped shape her life, but also the excruciating heartache that accompanied the untimely deaths of her family members and the loss of two homes before she was twelve. She divulges how she and her husband Bruce raised two challenging children and attempted to create a better life for all of them, only to lose their son to a fatal car accident. In an effort to help others through their own trials, Gagnon shares her innermost thoughts on how she tried to make sense of each misfortune and the valuable lessons she learned in the process.

Gagnon provides insight into how her life experiences have shaped her destiny, her personality, and her future, reminding others how important inner-strength is to surviving even the most difficult circumstances.

 

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Contents

I Think the Angels Wrote This for Me
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05 PM
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Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
7
Chapter 3
11
Chapter 4
14
Chapter 5
18
Chapter 6
24
Chapter 19
87
Chapter 20
94
Chapter 21
97
Chapter 22
101
Chapter 23
126
Chapter 24
133
Chapter 25
147
Chapter 26
153

Chapter 7
27
Chapter 8
32
Chapter 9
36
Chapter 10
41
Chapter 11
45
Chapter 12
49
Chapter 13
55
Chapter 14
60
Chapter 15
68
Chapter 16
74
Chapter 17
79
Chapter 18
83
Chapter 27
159
Chapter 28
162
Chapter 29
168
Chapter 30
176
Chapter 31
183
Chapter 32
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Chapter 33
191
August 1 2005 315
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Questions I Think Ive Been Able to Answer
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A Poem I Wrote for Bruce for Our Twentyfi fth Anniversary November 21 1995
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About the author (2009)

Dorothy Louise Gagnon is a social service worker and a master hypnotherapist. She resides with her husband of thirty-eight years in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. They have a daughter Andrea who lives close by, a dog, and a cat. Dorothy’s hobbies include reading, gardening, and traveling.

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