All That Is Bitter And Sweet
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Featuring: Ashley Judd
Add to Wish List
Ashley Judd is an award-winning film and stage actor known
for her roles in both box-office hits and art-house gems,
and the daughter and sister of country-music royalty. In
2002, drawing on a deep well of empathy, she found her true
calling: as a humanitarian and advocate for those suffering
in neglected parts of the world.
Asked why she was opting out of a successful career, walking
away while she was one of the highest-paid women in
Hollywood, Ashley herself could not provide an answer. She
simply knew that after her first trip to the notorious
brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, her own
life depended on advocating on behalf of the vulnerable.
Promising each new sister, “I will never forget you,” Ashley
began writing extraordinary diaries—on which this memoir is
based—expanding her capacity to relate to, and to share with
a global audience, stories of survival and resilience.
Along the way, Ashley realized that the coping strategies
she had developed to deal with her own emotional pain,
stemming from childhood abandonment, were no longer working.
Seeking in-patient treatment in 2006 for the grief that had
nearly killed her, Ashley found not only her own recovery
and an enriched faith but an expanded kit of spiritual tools
that energized and advanced her feminist social justice work.
Now, in this deeply moving and unforgettable memoir, Ashley
Judd describes her odyssey, as a left-behind lost child
attains international prominence as a fiercely dedicated
advocate. Her story ranges from anger to forgiveness,
isolation to interdependence, depression to activism. In
telling it, she resoundingly answers the ineffable question
about the relationship between healing oneself and service
Good Morning America - April 10, 2013
Tavis Smiley - April 20, 2011
Hard Ball with Chris Matthews - April 11, 2011
The View - April 6, 2011
Today - April 5, 2011
1 comment posted.
Re: All That Is Bitter And Sweet
As an Ashley Judd fan, I'm very interested in reading her story! Have added to the TBR list.
(Karen Cherubino 3:43pm April 6, 2011)
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!