From the author of the award-winning Color Me Butterfly (Three Rivers Press, August 2010) and the highly praised A Life Apart (Broadway Books, April 2014), in her memoir, Don’t Look at the Monster, L.Y. Marlow tells a captivating story about surviving life’s darkest moments. Having escaped a life of poverty, teen pregnancy, and domestic violence, then putting herself through sixteen years of night school to earn three degrees as a single mother, L.Y. never imagined that she would one day walk away from a prosperous corporate career to dedicate her life to founding Saving Promise—a national nonprofit organization inspired by her granddaughter’s story, a little girl named Promise. Her provocative and deeply moving storytelling style will take you on a journey as she shares candidly her most terrifying moments and monsters—from soul crushing struggles to painful loss. Just when she finds the courage to face her fears, she encounters the biggest monster of all. It would take some wise words from her three-year-old granddaughter to inspire L.Y. to surrender and embrace the gifts, the lessons and the blessings.
This is a story of…
•SURVIVAL: A journey that began ten years ago when L.Y. decided to end a legacy of silence that affected five generations of her family.
•RESILIENCE: The guts to overcome insurmountable obstacles and sacrifice her life for a vision that she believed in.
•HOPE: L.Y. never gave up the faith that empowered her to courageously share her story; a story that led from hope to Harvard.
Don’t Look at the Monster will inspire and empower women from all walks of life to confront their own monsters and embrace their passion, purpose and power!