First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Loved Back To Life by Sheila Walsh

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here’s the opening from Sheila Walsh‘s memoir, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free:


Twenty years is a long time, and yet as I think back to the night when I was admitted to the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital, it’s as vivid to me now as if it were yesterday.

teaser-tuesdaysTeaser Tuesday
 is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of  The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  So, from the same memoir:

Let me take you back to where the descent began.  It was dark and it was deep, but the truth that I thought would kill me actually saved my life. (location 69)

Would you keep reading?  I’ve had this book on my shelf (so to speak — it’s on my ipad) for awhile and have finally gotten into it — a memoir of a dark period that has helped many other sufferers of mental illness.  Have you read this or other books by Sheila Walsh?  Leave a comment and a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday page.

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Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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23 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Loved Back To Life by Sheila Walsh

  1. lghiggins says:

    I had never heard of her until this week when I watched the first video of a Bible study series available on, “The Longing in Me.” It is free, but the rest are only available on DVD. She is a good speaker and I went to youtube and discovered her extensive TV work. The quote here is a powerful introduction to her memoir.

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  3. Eustacia Tan says:

    I haven’t read this, but I would definitely read on. It sounds fascinating!


  4. fuonlyknew says:

    Great opening and excerpt. I don’t read a lot of memoirs but this one sounds fascinating.

    My TT from Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children


    • mysm2000 says:

      I’m finding it compelling. Especially the parts about dealing with the stigma attached to mental illness and the fact that it’s a memoir and not an account of fiction. Thanks for coming by. Happy New Year!


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