“What is Normal?” by Ginny Scales Medeiros

This fascinating story follows the life of a young girl, Sue, who was born into abuse and poverty. She defeated the odds, winning through her own grit, determination and humorous ingenuity. She made her way from the backwoods of upstate New York, and lived in a trailer with her uneducated teenage parents–a structure that eventually became a chicken coop. Feeling invisible, she learned to take advantage of that invisibility and embarked on a Dickensesque-lifestyle of petty theft. By the time she was a young teenager, she had discovered the misguided benefits of drugs and alcohol. Sue emerged from the most likely NOT to succeed…into a success. On her own at 15, she invented a product sold on QVC. Battling her demons, Sue finally WINs over self-destruction and the world’s fantasy of What Normal is–and found her authentic self.


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What people are saying about Ginny’s new book “What is normal?”

A poignant testimony of the power of a woman’s faith in herself and in powers unseen. The authors journey is hauntingly familiar in the beginning – then takes a series of twists and turns that bring joy and triumph. Sue’s story resonates at a deep human level. I could not put it down until the very last page!
— Dyan Foster
Founder & Executive Director
Routes For Youth
Teens Teaching Through Theatre
Sonoma County Teen Court
Founder & Principal –  The Arts & Ethics Academy High School
Sonoma County CA
“Woman of The Year” State of California 2009

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“What Is Normal?”  by : Ginny Scales-Medeiros

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