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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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not as good as the first - but brings it together

North of normal was definitely the better of the 2. but I loved hearing the entire story and getting all the little gaps filled in.

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WOW! GODbless your STRENGTH!!

AMAZING! YOU are a warrior of strength and bravery. You truly touched my soul 🧡

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DISAPPOINTED IN BOOK 2

I tried to like this as much as I LOVED the first book, but it was just not for me. I guess from my perspective I feel an autobiography should be captured in one book. I really disliked jumping back and forth from one time period to another and I found myself questioning why some stories were not captured in the first book, so just best for me to stop reading it. I wish Cea Person continued joy, peace and success, and would encourage her to consider writing other books (not autobiographical as this was done). "You got this"!! :)

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I couldn't stop listening....

I read her first book, and it was very captivating. I decided to listen to this one while working on projects and I realized I listen to it all in two days because I just couldn't stop. Her story is heart breaking but empowering, and really shines a light on the complex relationships with family. I would completely recommend.

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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.