After World War II, the United States evolved economically through an explosive combination of opportunities, entrepreneurs, and growing industries. By 1954, families began to enjoy the new pastime of evening television and increased the demand for a new product known as frozen TV dinners. A poor father and farmer from Wendell, Idaho had the audacity and vision to start his own trucking company to haul and deliver frozen food across the country and subsequently built an impressive fortune that included several successful businesses. Elaine Ambrose, a bestselling author, departs from her award-winning humor to show life as this man’s daughter. She chronicles the struggles her family experienced under the strain of an absent father and describes the high tensions and familial rivalries that arose after his untimely death. Using actual courtroom transcripts, she tells of the brutal courtroom drama that propelled her mother into dementia. She hopes to offer hope and inspiration to others who endured a contaminated family story to prove that anyone may grow beyond painful memories and find success, happiness, and warmth for themselves.
About the Author:
Elaine Ambrose is a #1 bestselling author of eight books, including Menopause Sucks, Midlife Cabernet, and Midlife Happy Hour. She’s also an award-winning syndicated blogger on several online sites. Midlife Happy Hour was a finalist for the 2016 Foreword Book of the Year award for Humor. Foreword Reviews gave the book a rare 5-Star Review. The book won First Place in the Independent Press Awards for Midlife and was selected as a “Distinguished Favorite” for Humor. Elaine recently won an award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for her humorous blog posts on The Huffington Post.
Ambrose has thousands of loyal readers through her books and various social media sites. Her syndicated blog Midlife Cabernet appears on her own site as well as on The Huffington Post, BlogHer, Jennings Wire, Humor Outcasts, Project Eve, Erma Bombeck Blogroll, and Midlife Boulevard. She was named a Social Media Influencer by BlogHer. Ambrose maintains a consistent presence on a wide range of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Amazon, Goodreads, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, as well as on her websites Elaine Ambrose and Mill Park Publishing.
Visit http://elaineambrose.com/about-elaine/ for more information.
Thank you for this recognition! I discovered that writing a memoir is more difficult than writing humor.
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I’m honored to be Today’s Honoree. Thanks!