When Life Gives You Rotten Bananas...

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AuthorHouse, Feb 9, 2007 - Religion - 192 pages

This young girl struggles with so many things in her life and all because of one problem: she has a mental illness.  Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 19, she now lives her life in recovery.  For 22 years, however, she felt like a bowl of rotten bananas.  She dealt with sexual abuse, self-loathing, discriminations, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, poor emotional regulation, a poor perception of how the world was really functioning around her, and the list goes on from there.  And she wondered where in the world was God in all this?  All she wanted was to feel normal and loved, but she didn't know how to feel genuine happiness and satisfaction.  She thought this was a hopeless dream, until one day her life changed…


May God bless every person that reads this book and may it give them inspiration that life can be more than a bowl of rotten bananas….

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About the author (2007)

Ashley Ryker wrote the novel When Life Gives You Rotten Bananas… in hopes to help those who are affected by mental illness feel hopeful about their future instead of hopeless.  Ashley is a 22 year old college student in Iowa in the Human Services and Disabilities program with the hopes to graduate by 2009.  She wants to one day be able to help those who suffer from mental health diagnoses.  After years of wanting to write a book, the Lord finally brought her to a place where she was able to write a book that could give inspiration to us all.

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