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Darah Zeledon – Girl With the Crooked Smile -- Gables
Girl with the Crooked Smile is a riveting tale of survival sprinkled with true wit--a la Erma Bombeck meets potty-mouthed Joan Rivers--intertwined with self-discovery, honesty, tragedy and the unbreakable will to survive it all.
Darah Zeledon takes the reader on an intense and moving cross-cultural journey that begins in Latin America when a young, pregnant American mother of three is diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tragedies that follow are nothing less than mind-boggling and chaotic ... a suicide, an armed robbery, a gruesome accident, and a business collapse resulting in complete financial ruin. Although she felt stuck in a moment, she embodied hope and faith, and now shares the Pearls of Wisdom that pulled her through in this rich and authentic memoir. From utter confusion to starting over with nothing but raw guts, she was fueled by a ferocious love for her family. This revealing story is about a woman who fought like hell to stay sane and conquer the nagging compulsion to give up, despite a life come undone.