Reviews of my book:
This book is great, I couldn't put it down. December 3, 2012
This book is sad, fun, happy, interesting and well written.
I have shared it with several of my friends and their responce was all the same as mine.
We would buy any other books by Patty Bialak.
Could not put it down November 23, 2012
Great read. Could not put it down. Very captiviting, easy to read. I like the way the writer puts the words together. After I finished reading it, I gave it to my husband. He could not put it down either until he finished it in 2 days. The writer definitely has a talent for writing. I am looking forward for more books from her.
There are books that are the literary equivalent of an exquisite, five course meal, and there are books that are that delicious "burger,fries and a shake" kind of reading. Patty's book is the latter - a scrumptious, entertaining, absorbing tale of an adventurous life, lived to the fullest. Remarkably open and unguarded, Patty shares some of the most intimate details of her life, in a rollicking prose that will have you laughing out loud, marveling at her courage, and just plain envying her for doing the kinds of things we've all dreamed of, but feared, doing.
Roam the streets late at night, age 10? Why not? Take off around the world? No problem! Live on a ship? Who hasn't done that? The book reads in a style reminiscent of "Glass Castles" author Jeanette Walls. Patty tells her story in a matter of fact, self revealing way, with no judgement of herself for the choices she made.
Wilder than fiction, this true biography captures the spirit of a woman who grasps every opportunity, admits her mistakes and moves forward, and takes us on one hell of a ride. This is not a book to read for a few minutes before sleep - you'll find yourself still awake at 2 A.M., scolding yourself and promising, "only one more page."
Don't miss this hilarious, entertaining tale of a fascinating life.
I thoroughly enjoyed Patty's journeys: through life and around the world. She captures her "never say die" spirit and determination on every page. I especially enjoyed how she helps the reader feel the highs and lows of her life so vividly. This easy read kept my attention, was a relaxing companion on a cloudy day and made me want to read more about this entertaining lady.
What a great first book!
Barnes & Noble reviews:
Every Thing Is Still Possible ...
Posted February 11, 2011, 2:02 PM EST: I'm happy to review Patty's 1st literary endeavor/achievement ... obviously as a distant friend/acquaintance, I'm biased ... however her 'Memoir of Self-Realization' universally rings true for all seekers of 'self' ... I'm not what one would call a 'reader' but if my interest is peaked, I read ... on receiving the book's release announcement/email, I ordered the book & anxiously awaited its arrival ... I devoured the first 4 chapters and was captured by her prose ... as I read, her voice spoke the words ... mind you, there was a hint of voyeurism involved in discovering more facets of this diamond 'Patty' ... I knew she was adventurous but, I really had no idea ... GuttZee lady, indeed! once begun, I continued, pages & chapters flew by [of course, they're short] ... I laughed, I cried, I cherished shared memories & embraced her growing awareness [people & RVs] ... her writing skill is excellent ... thoughts flow smoothly ... outcomes evolve ... her life's ups & downs, choices made, roles assumed then revised, goals achieved, challenges conquered, changes & adjustments along the way illustrate her growth and survival in 'self-realization' ... her easily communicated & shared story is her truth/wisdom borne from personal experience ... I'm grateful she shared her journey ... I'm so proud to call her friend - she's my 1st 'known' published author ... upon completion I hope fellow readers/future fans will embrace the overriding theme that "everything is still possible" ... live & enjoy life for as long as it lasts for life does indeed go on ... 'it's not over until the fat lady sings'* peace / shalom robt *sorry, but Patty's an opera fan & ending w/a chuckle is so 'me' - she'll understand ...
What was my first question? What now? Yes."What Now?"
Patty, in a movie who would you like to be you? Holly Hunter. Yes. That would be a spirited match.
Patty's gutsy survival is her everyday life in alluring countries. Patty's financial ability is her ability to follow her inward challenges outwardly. Patty's exposed raw human emotions is our view to life through the window of Patty. Laugh, cry, enjoy. You will be there.