A Memoir

by Mona Elyafi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2006

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9780595378951

About the Book

Have you ever craved for a vacation from yourself, a parenthesis in the steady stream of your life? What does it take to lose it for a while, to have your life interrupted? We never cease to be who we are. We just forget.

This is the story of a twenty-something woman, a self-described perpetual optimist, who moved to Los Angeles in search of her American Dream. While successfully recovering from an unexpected back surgery, she, against all odds, lets herself fall into that dark place that fails us all inside. One by one, she gives up on her promising career, financial stability and independence for the instant gratification of artificial bliss-that insatiable high.

disCOKEnnected is about more than drug addiction, it is a heartfelt incisive look at the struggle we all must overcome with our inner demons to ultimately reach spiritual happiness. Blending humor and compassion, it chronicles in a stream-of-consciousness style a woman's journey to self-rediscovery. It shows that only when we take ourselves apart can we see the pieces of ourselves.

An uplifting story about hope and the realization that everything we search for is always already inside us-we merely become disconnected from it.

About the Author

Mona E. is the president of an entertainment public relations company. Her ten-year publicist career has found her penning numerous press materials for Hollywood?s A-List celebrities. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, raised in Paris, France, she received her master's degree from New York University. She resides in Los Angeles.