And while I fully expect to die on a toilet, I was not born in one.
The same cannot be said of Eleanor Tomczyk, who writes a terrific blog called How the hell did i end up here? If you don’t already know Eleanor, go on over. She always brings a smile, makes you think, makes you laugh.
The story of her life is written up in her memoir, Monsters’ Throwdown — from her disastrous beginnings being born in a toilet, through her triumphs. Eleanor always managed, somehow, to keep her head above water.
Monsters’ Throwdown will make you cry, make you laugh, make you thank your lucky stars that you didn’t have to go through what Eleanor did to just survive. But Eleanor did much more than that — she thrived. And we are all the better for it.
In today’s world, where racism has become, once again, less hidden, Monsters’ Throwdown is a book worth reading, and its lessons of survival, people helping people, love and triumph leave me very hopeful.
The book is available in paperback and on kindle through Amazon at this link.
Well, what are you waiting for???????