Stand-up for Yourself

Stand-up for Yourself

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An inspiring, no-holds-barred account of one womana€™s quest to find her true self. Shelley Bridgman is an award-winning stand-up comic, actor, script writer, professional speaker and a leading Psychotherapist - but it wasn't always this way. First she survived the hedonistic sixties with the inevitable round of clubbing, fashion and drugs; then she made the most of the seventies, travelling to over sixty countries whilst running a travel business - but it was the eighties that tested her to her limits. Battling depression, bankruptcy, addiction and suicide attempts; Bridgman found the courage to confront her need to change gender and achieve harmony with herself. This is a story about identity, self-discovery and acceptance. It is also testament to a profoundly touching love story that has lasted over forty years. qBrilliant, captivating and thought-provoking. Shelley shares her story with such honesty and openness. Highly recommendedq Peggy McColl New York Times Best-selling Author 'If you buy one inspirational book this year, make it this oneq Jo Good, BBC radio presenter qAnyone performing Stand-Up deserves respect. To do it after overcoming life threatening illness and overcoming the obstacles in this story is truly remarkable. If you need uplifting read this storyq Caroline Lucas, MP a Former Leader of The Green Party qThere are writers who merely write words and then there are writers who craft emotional moments in our lives. If the happenings of an ever increasingly plundered world turns your face away And saddens your shouldersa€b Stop! Take time right now a€” to join a true traveler of time in her journey of unearthing the truth a€” both for herself and those she encountered along the path. I cried and wept. I laughed and chortled. I sat and thought and changed. You will too. Time will confirm it was for the betterq. Peter Thomson a€œThe UKa€™s Most Prolific Information Product Creatora€ qShelley Bridgman is unique, her book and her life is full of humour and honesty, she is a stunning writer and brings to life her amazing true story. Dona€™t miss thisq Janey Godley Best-Selling Author a Top Scottish Comic Shelley Bridgman is a woman with not just one perspective on life, but many. A born traveler, her journey has taken her not only around the world, but around herself, ob- serving her own life from every angle, even as the smooth exterior began to crack. It is only after entering through those cracks that this extraordinary and brave woman was able to work from the inside to create a strong, shimmering self, that is entirely her own. Told with intelligence, honesty and humility, hers is a story unlike any other, and yet it speaks to all of us. Paul Lucas New York ProducerWith the glorious benefit of hindsight Ishouldhave sold the business and moved on beforemytransition. ... Companies were cutting back on expenditure and overseas incentive travel trips were no longer a priority. Eventually there wasna#39;t enoughmoney to paythestaff their salariesso I paid them frommy credit card. ... By now I was Ap305, 000 in debt, including the personal guarantees Ia#39;d given thebank.

Title:Stand-up for Yourself
Author: Shelley Bridgman
Publisher:Stand-up Publishing - 2014-07-02

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