Nowhere Else I Want To Be: A Memoir by Carol D. MarshNowhere Else I Want To Be: A Memoir by Carol D. Marsh

Nowhere Else I Want To Be: A Memoir

byCarol D. Marsh

Paperback | January 10, 2017

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Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed from her own experience: addiction, poverty, and the institutional racism that permeates our society on every level. From the humorous to the tragic, the mundane to the sublime, Marsh offers a gripping view into a world where the stakes are high and love is pushed to its limit.

Nowhere Else I Want to Beis the story of the inspiring women who transformed Marsh's life. From Kimberly, who triumphs over a lifelong alcohol addiction, to Alyssa, who dies reaching out for the mother who abandoned her, Marsh witnesses the spectrum of human experience and the depth of the human spirit.
Carol D. Marsh is a writer and winner of New Millennium Writings' 2016 Literary Award for Nonfiction. In 2014, Marsh received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College, where her thesis wasNowhere Else I Want to Be. She recently founded the online school Forum for Growth in Service. For more information, please visit www.caro...
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Title:Nowhere Else I Want To Be: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:InksharesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942645066

ISBN - 13:9781942645061

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"Marsh writes with joy and humor about her years coming face-to-face with the gritty, sometimes painful, often joyous realities of those we keep on the margins of our society." -David Hilfiker, MD, author of Healing the Wounds, Not All of Us Are Saints, and Urban Injustice "Nowhere Else I Want to Be is not a book easily defined, as it balances perfectly the qualities of humor, love, sadness, disdain, and acceptance, combined into one spectacular memoir. Carol Marsh takes her readers on the same journey she once walked, alongside society's forgotten as they struggle to better themselves, contribute to communities who continuously reject them, and just survive, at any cost. It wasn't, and still isn't, easy, but it is forever worth it. Nowhere Else I Want to Be is a treasure as much as it is a tragedy, if for nothing else, for Carol's bold, dignified, and honest approach to a truth best not left forgotten." -Authors Talk About It 5-Star Review "Nowhere Else I Want to Be is not a book easily defined, as it balances perfectly the qualities of humor, love, sadness, disdain, and acceptance, combined into one spectacular memoir. Carol Marsh takes her readers on the same journey she once walked, alongside society's forgotten as they struggle to better themselves, contribute to communities who continuously reject them, and just survive, at any cost." -Authors Talk About It, 5-Star Review "Nowhere Else I Want to Be is an inspiring read and Carol does an excellent job of presenting the women's stories as genuinely and honestly as possible." -Readers' Favorite, 5-Star Review "Marsh paints vivid word-pictures of the women of Miriam's House, enabling us to enter their lives as much as it is humanly possible to. And we come away from the book moved by both the story she tells and the honesty with which she tells it." -Tammy J. Banks, A&U Magazine