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Big As All Hell And Half Of Texas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown Book 3) (English Edition)
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Big As All Hell And Half Of Texas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown Book 3) (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Marlayna Glynn Brown

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SPECIAL: Book two in this memoir series, CITY OF ANGELES, is free on Kindle July 10 - July 16!

Following the author's wildly beloved award-winning Overlay and City of Angeles memoirs, BIG AS ALL HELL AND HALF OF TEXAS continues the author's story. This final volume candidly explores the pertinent societal question: how does an ill-equipped adult child of alcoholics navigate life after a childhood fraught with abuse, scarcity and neglect?

Continuing her engrossing journey from the moment City of Angeles ends, the author shares the vignettes of her life - replete with enlightening mistakes, edifying consequences, forgiveness and personal redemption. This memoir is an honest and inspirational account of the author's ultimately successful battles with depression, divorce, single parenting, and ill-fitting love affairs.


Marlayna Glynn Brown is a best selling American memoirist, award winning photographer, screenwriter and yogi. Immediately upon publication Marlayna's first book became and still remains one of the most highly rated author memoirs on Amazon, and placed as a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Marlayna's extensive travels, BA in Literature and MS in Human Services have honed her remarkable gifts in observing and recording the ways of humanity. Her memoirs include Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas, The Trilogy, One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving, Lovers, Liars and Lotharios, and Rest In Places: My Father's Post-Life Journey Around The World. Marlayna's instructional books include The Nomadic Memoir Series: Memoir Writing Tips for Authors, and Best Selling Award Winning Promotion and Marketing Tips for Authors. Marlayna's short film, People That do Something, toured film festivals after its 2009 release and can now be viewed on Marlayna's Youtube channel. You can visit Marlayna at www.marlaynaglynnbrown.com.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 3953 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 317
  • Editore: Bawer House Artisanal Publishing (16 gennaio 2014)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B009SSA1OK
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Amazon.com: 4.4 su 5 stelle  67 recensioni
10 di 11 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Love, rejection, and love again 22 marzo 2013
Di R. Vincent - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
Marlayna Glynn Brown's third volume in her trilogy describes her battles with savage depression and her constant hope that she can find someone who will love her as deeply and as a truly as she loves them. When her relationship ends with Michael her psyche attacks her with the ferocity of a rabid wolf, nearly killing her. Her mother's failure to offer help at this most desperate moment of Marlayna's adult life staggers both her and any reader with half a soul. It is a moment replete with all the disappointments of a lost childhood condensed in one brutal realization that our deepest desire for some people to be more than they are can shatter against a reality colder than an arctic winter. Marlayna literally crawls out of depression one millimeter at a time and resumes her life. This memoir is a journey in self-examination lived not as a victim but as a searcher always hoping that the universe will smile the next day. The author asks several questions of herself. Perhaps the most searing query is "Why am I not enough?" The answer suggested is that finding someone who sees any one of us as enough is a challenge that may consume a lifetime. And, perhaps, even more critically, is that moment when we find that we are more adequate than we believed, that those who reject are more deeply wounded or lost than we imagined. Marlayna's tale is compelling, painful, joyous, and riveting.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Big As Hell And Half Of Texas 26 ottobre 2012
Di Susie - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
This is the 3rd book of Marlayna's life story. Marlayna, your story was written so beautifully, and I hope you know that with each book I read in this series, I learned allot about myself. It's been a healing avenue for me. I still deal with low self esteem, and some depression, but this book helped me to see that everyone has problems, and they deal with them the best way they know how. Some people in your books took self-destructive paths, while others chose positive steps. I'd say I'm somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. While I realized that time softens pain, this book showed me that there are other things I need to do in order to become truly at peace with myself.....peace comes from within. No person or possession will bring you happiness.

I went through some pretty tough times before and after my divorce. I didn't handle it well because I kept trying to obtain love from emotionally unavailable men. A relationship is not necessary for survival. I didn't need a boy friend or husband at that point in my life. Your book helped me to see that I need to forgive the people who have hurt me.

I could relate to Marlayna's parents, however I wasn't subjected to near the pain she dealt with. Just like Marlayna, I had the same type of ex-husband. This book made me see that I am not a victim, and it's the choices we make that determine that.

I loved the way the story ends, but I can't say anything about that because it would give too much away. I'll miss this author's stories and I really hope she continues to write.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Amazing Story 17 aprile 2014
Di Cheri Coughlin Wiese - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
Anyone that likes true life stories will LOVE Marlayna's memoir trilogy. You cannot read just one because she writes in a way that makes the reader "care" about her and her family. You feel like you know them and she leaves you wanting to know more! When you finish one book you HAVE to read the subsequent books to find out what happens to them. Marlayna writes with such HONESTY ...even when it's not pretty. I admire and respect her and hope that she continues to write. She is truly gifted. I am off now to read the rest of her books!
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4.0 su 5 stelle Weaved together 1 agosto 2013
Di Becky - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
The final book in this sequel weaves together all that the author has learned and how she has grown. It takes you on her journeys as an adult and the truths that she discovers about her life and herself. This book encouraged me that I can always reach for dreams and to never give up. That one day I may just have that break through of what I have been looking for. Very good read and a must read if you have read the previous books "Overlay" and "City of Angeles".
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5.0 su 5 stelle Big as all Hell and Half of Texas 20 luglio 2013
Di Esther - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
This was the third in the trilogy and they each just get better and better. I so loved the author's dedication to taking full responsibility for life and creating our own destiny. Throughout her books she weaves the spiritual unknown factor that is always present with us and it felt great to see that these times are put in our path for a reason. This book is for anyone and everyone. If you live and breathe, love or greive, you will feel a connection, you will feel the hope and you will want the resiliance that comes with living a self determined life.