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Nearly Normal

Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself
Written by: Cea Sunrise Person
Narrated by: Cea Sunrise Person
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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From the author of the best-selling memoir North of Normal comes the harrowing story of a past that won't let go, and one woman's attempt to put her life back together after everything falls apart

In her best-selling memoir North of Normal, Cea wrote with grace about her unconventional childhood - her early years living in a tipi in Alberta with her pot-smoking, free-loving counterculture family. But her struggles do not end when she leaves her family at the age of 13 to become a model. Honest and daring, Nearly Normal reveals the many ways that Cea's unconventional childhood continues to reverberate through the years.

At the age of 37, Cea has built a life that looks like the normal one she craved as a child - husband, young son, beautiful house, enviable career. But her carefully art-directed world is about to crumble around her. As she confronts the death of her still-young mother, the disintegration of her second marriage and the demise of her business, all within a few months, she finally faces the need to look at her past to make sense of her present.

The Globe and Mail says "Person's best gifts as a writer are her memory, her knack for knowing when to dig down into the finer details of a scene, and when to pull back." Nearly Normal chronicles the many stories Cea left untold but that needed telling. Settled into a new and much happier life after the release of her first book, she is nonetheless compelled to continue searching for answers about her enigmatic family. She discovers the value in the lessons they taught her, and the power of taking responsibility for her own choices.

©2017 Cea Sunrise Person (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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once again could not turn it off

listened to this right after "north of normal" Highly recommend both! once again having the author narrate just adds that little extra. the continuation of a captivating real life story that takes you deeper than one should be allowed Cea thank you for having the strength to let us in and the determination to get published.

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FASCINATING

This book digs into Csea's life even more ! She is truly Amazing ! everyone should download this book

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Best Read Ever!

Thank you for sharing your story Cea, you are an amazing writer! I cannot wait to see your future work!

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Nearly Worth it.

Unfortunately, this missed the mark in several areas. Although this could have been a very powerful story it came across whiney (more because of the reader), and somewhat boring. I wasn’t really sure what the issues were until later in the book. Character development was weak and the story line faint. Suggest to author, publishers and readers - take a page or two from Educated. Well done, that.

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Moving story of motherhood

Thanks Cea for sharing honestly your life and feelings about it. It’s hard sometimes to judge and our feelings are strong and deserve the attention.