I Didn’t Sign Up For This …
One Dementia Caregiver’s Personal Story and How She Survived
Brutally honest about her feelings when life dealt her husband the greatest setback one can imagine—a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s—Mary Monroe lamented, “I didn’t sign up for this!” All her dreams of living her “golden years” with her husband of forty years disappeared, and a new “normal” had to be established. After living in a caregiving role for over six years, Monroe shares the lessons and tips she learned to survive—and even thrive—as a caregiver to a loved one with dementia. You’ll enjoy the frank and revealing way Monroe looks at every aspect of being a caregiver, even approaching “taboo topics,” rarely discussed. Her tips, tricks, and strategies will give you hope and encouragement to reflect and journal about your own journey, helping you make the best out of a situation no one would wish on their worst enemy!
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TaggerGraffiti was his life — and soul
Luis, 14, is finding his soul through a dangerous, criminal addiction — graffiti
Freshman Luis Arteaga, 14, can’t stay awake in class at Sunrise High School because he’s up most nights until early morning working on graffiti drawings for his Black Book.
Once Luis teams up with a crew called Skills, headed by The Beast and Grill, his life gets more and more out of control until he’s forced to move to his dad’s home in a small midwestern river town called Cave-in-Rock, rich in mystery and heritage. Luis feels he is being called to the cave to do something — but what?
This is Luis’ fascinating story, inspired by true events.
“Original Grafffiti art designs by Artist Job Narvaez, who inspired this novel”
Tagger *** Theatre Screenplay Version ***
“I love using Reader’s Theatre in my classroom,” . . . “When will they make a movie out of your books?” . . . “I love performing arts!” Comments such as these from loyal fans and teachers motivated Mary A. Monroe to write a Theatre/Screenplay version of her popular teen novel, Tagger. Now Luis and his friends, including The Beast, Grill, Loco, Catfish, The Princess and more, come to life in this easy-to-read and easy-to-act-out version of the original novel. Tagger is the story of Freshman Luis Arteaga, 14, who can’t stay awake in class at Sunrise High School because he’s up most nights until early morning working on graffiti drawings for his Black Book. Once Luis teams up with a crew called Skillz, headed by The Beast and Grill, his life gets more and more out of control until he’s forced to move to his dad’s home in a small mid western river town called Cave-in-Rock, rich in mystery and heritage. Luis feels he is being called to the cave to do something — but what? This is Luis’ fascinating play, inspired by true events. Now theatre students in middle and high schools can share this exciting story with viewers across America. As well, since Cave-in-Rock has been the unforgettable setting for major motion pictures in the past such as “How the West Was Won,” isn’t it time for a new hit teen motion picture — Tagger — to premiere in film? The undeniable answer is “Yes!”
Miracle at Monty Middle School
Marvin begins his first day of eighth grade feeling like a loser — fat and depressed.
Milagro en la Escuela Monty
Marvin comienza su primer día del octavo grado sintiéndose como un perdedor; gordo y deprimido.