Marcia Chellis

books about women overcoming obstacles

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THE GIRLS FROM WINNETKA
Five women, who come of age in the fifties, describe how their lives changed decade after decade to the present. They are programmed to please, be perfect, and virgins until marriage. They only dream of careers, because they are expected to depend on their husbands for support. But the girls have other ideas.

ORDINARY WOMEN, EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Positive Change in Your Life
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives celebrates women who overcome challenging life events. They do more than survive: they transcend dire circumstances and surpass even their own expectations. These women, who make their lives extraordinary, show readers how to recover from loss, divorce, addiction, illness, and living with disabilities.

LIVING WITH THE KENNEDYS: THE JOAN KENNEDY STORY
"Marcia Chellis, Joan Kennedy's administrative assistant and friend during the 1980 Presidential campaign, has written the story of this extraordinary woman with candor, compassion and profound insight, detailing the emotional undercurrents, the powerful personalities and the tragic events that shaped the course of her life."

Selected Works

Raised with fifties values, five friends tell how their dramatic shifts through the following decades made it possile for them to emerge as members of their cutting edge generation.
Despite experiencing devastating circumstances, eight women tell how they made their lives extraordinary.
The story of a woman who marries American royalty and later seeks her own identity.