Monday, November 9, 2009

Almost Perfect by Kelly Denley

So, imagine that you are 31 years old and have eight children. You have been a wife and mother since you were 17, and you struggle with the fear that everyone sees you as nothing more than an overweight woman who "doesn't know what causes it". Your eldest two children have Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. You are suffering from post-natal depression. Your husband has been retrenched from his job. Your father is dying from liver failure due to diabetes. Several of your children are being bullied at school, and two of them are being medicated for depression. What do you do?

Kelly Denley obviously isn't your typical woman. Because what she did was go back to school to finish the education that was cut short by teen pregnancy, then take her whole family on a 14 month camping adventure around Australia, home schooling the children and studying at uni (via distance) all the way.

Mind-blowing, isn't it!

This book is Kelly's recounting of the catalysts in her life that led her to embark on this amazing adventure, along with the stories of the trip itself. Sure to have you cheering for her, and feeling ready to embrace a positive attitude to life.


Teddyree said...

OMG I love stories/memoirs like this. I haven't heard of this one till now so thanks for putting it in the spotlight!

Fiona said...

Glad to be of service :)