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Available on Amazon.com, in the Kindle store and in select Chapters stores in Alberta, Canada
Do you struggle with “forgiveness and other stupid things”? Do you struggle with Joy? Positivity? Happiness? Then READ THIS! ~ Justin H.
Have you ever noticed the same message over and over but didn’t see the meaning until you were ready to learn?
Forgiveness and Other Stupid Things is a raw look at growing up in the inner city, overcoming adversity and chasing dreams. Along the way, Tamara begins to understand how messages are brought into her life through angels, spirits and people who, seemingly at random, become a part of her world. But every time she thinks she’s exorcised the demons that haunt her, something else comes along and tests her resilience. She has to learn how to let go, have faith and realize that forgiveness isn’t as stupid as she thought it was.
No matter what you might go through, this story will remind you that no matter how many times you hit rock bottom, you`ll always bounce back. The book features pearls of wisdom, both spiritual and badass, created to inspire you to live a FIERCE life. It’s meant to empower and keep shift your focus to staying positive despite the circumstances around you.
Upcoming Book Signings and Events:
Forgiveness and Other Stupid Things will be available at Chapters in West Edmonton Mall starting March 12, 2016.
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I want to hug you! High five you and scream, “You’re my super hero!” ~ Daniella B.
I finished reading your book. It was a great book to read on a day off. It was very engaging and relatable. There were times I cried because I felt your pain. I’m so glad you overcame many challenges and continue to stay positive. Your a great inspiration to many (including myself). I wish you all the best on your journey. P.s. I’m going to give the book to my sister to read 🙂 ~ Maza L.
I’ve had to force myself to put the book down. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t felt emotional. It’s definitely captured my attention! ~ Dhannie T.
- GOD! I’m following your lead, girl!! You turned me around and put me on this positive path! ~ @Chris_Ledbetter
- OMG ! You are FIERCE!! I have followed you for awhile… BRING IT! Life is wonderful! Need anything just ask #GotYourBack ~ @annjuck
- You are an inspiration. So great to have beautiful, strong, successful women to look up to! ~ @jvmckay100
- You rock – and I’m not just saying that as a fan. I love your writing, your brave honesty and your ability to make me think. Seriously, you amaze and inspire. I love it! Keep it going!! ~ @Canadian_Amazon
- You always have great take-away tweets for me each day. I appreciate it and you!@Allison1260
- It has been a year of resilience for this girl. In the process of rebuilding my life now. (I’ve) been to hell and back. Keeping my chin up though. It can only get better from here. Your quotes helped me a lot this year. It was huge. Got me through some very dark days. I thank you. ~ @Redawna
- You always have the right words at the right time. Thank you. ~ @linds_goodwin
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So… let’s get acquainted, shall we?
Fave music: Everything from Eminem to Aerosmith to Tony Bennett. Yes, I love Emimen and have mad respect for his genius skills as a writer. I often quote him; if you don’t like him that’s your opinion but I do so arguing with me about how “evil” he is he will not change mine.
Fave movie(s): Chasing Amy (I’m a HUGE Kevin Smith fan), Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Get Him to the Greek, The Notebook (even I have my girly moments), Magic Mike XXL (so much GIGGETY!), Stand By Me, and The Outsiders (Stay Gold, bitches).
“This is not the end of me. This is the beginning.” Christina Perri
“It feels like I just woke up or something. I guess I just forgot who the fuck I was.” Eminem
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe
“When the world slips you a Jeffrey stroke the furry walls.” Aldos Snow, Get Him to the Greek
“You’re just like those rap stars; you’re always offending someone” My grandpa before he passed away
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The Book Launch Party, Nov. 10, 2015 at The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORGIVENESS AND OTHER STUPID THINGS: An awakening written in the scars
25 years ago, Tamara Plant was just another teenager in Edmonton’s inner city who was struggling to find her way after leaving home at the age of 16. She left home only to find herself homeless after finishing high school with no one to guide her and no idea how to break the cycle of domestic violence she had been raised in. On Nov. 10, 2015, she celebrated her 41st birthday by launching her first novel Forgiveness and Other Stupid Things which chronicles her journey from darkness to light.
Edmonton, AB. – Nov. 10, 2015 – Tamara Plant went back to her inner city roots to officially launch her book Forgiveness and Other
Stupid Things on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts in Edmonton.
“It made sense to me to take everything I’ve learned and go back to where it all started,” Tamara said. “Growing up in the inner city has given me a lot of perspective on life and definitely shaped my compassion for others and helped me stay grounded. I know what it’s like to struggle with the demons of an abusive childhood and lose faith in the universe, thinking you don’t deserve anything good in your life.
“My book is meant to inspire others to keep going no matter how bad things seem and to share some insight into how I went from thinking forgiveness was just another fluffy concept to it being my second favourite F-word.”
On Nov. 6, 2005, she shared her story for the first time as part of a collection of stories that were published by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters called Standing Together. The book brought attention to women who had overcome adversity and was launched six days after the birth of her daughter. That story ignited a fire within Tamara and she wanted to share more of her journey and recognize women who had changed their lives for the better despite the obstacles that had been put in their way. In 2010, she created the FIERCE awards which celebrated and recognized other people in Alberta who made a difference whether it was in their own lives or the lives of others. Oct. 27, 2014 was proclaimed Tamara Plant Day by the City of Edmonton for her work with FIERCE, which had honoured 212 men and women across Alberta.
Upcoming signings and events:
Empowered Woman Summit, Global, March 2016
WOW Women’s Conference, Canmore, AB. Oct. 21-22
For more information about FORGIVENESS AND OTHER STUPID THINGS, please visit YouAreFIERCE.com or contact Tamara Plant via email at YesIam@YouAreFIERCE.com. She can also be found on Twitter talking about coffee, wine and her (possibly delusional) long list of Hollywood boyfriends.