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Ruth Pollack has deemed her life purpose is to help and serve others. She has worked as a Prevention Specialist in public schools helping students and their families through crisis intervention. Ruth and her husband spent several years empowering women as volunteers in a domestic violence shelter in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Ruth manages a community family resource center full time and also helps to feed and distribute contributed items to the homeless on the weekends. In 2004 Ruth was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Ruth resides in Ohio with her husband of 35 years, Gary. They have three wonderful children and six beautiful grandchildren.
Ruth writes her memoir with raw and intense honesty. Refusing to have grown up through pain and suffering for no apparent reason, Ruth inserts a life lesson she learned as a result of experiencing a particular family dysfunction. “Sticky Notes” are inspirational lines that offer encouragement and support found throughout the book, making her book the first memoir written with a self-help connotation. Ruth realized that pain stays alive in us when we hold onto what has been done to us, so with candor and frankness, she shares her amazing story. Who better to help someone who has been mistreated, abused and neglected, than someone who also was mistreated-and overcame! An incredible book – even if its subject matter has nothing to do with your situation, this story can help you to understand your own life and circumstances more clearly. Family dysfunction touches millions of people and has no boundaries. It is found in every country and in all walks of life, taking victims in every social class, income bracket and education level. “This book is a must-read for educators. Honest and transparent, Ruth Pollack shares her personal story of tragedy and triumph, survival and success. The childhood experiences she discloses are at times uncomfortable – experiences that are current realities for many children in our schools – she reminds us to always show compassion and concern for our students.” -Melissa Thompson, K-12 Administrator