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A Southeast Michigan native, Kelly relocated to Middle Tennessee in 2013 in pursuit of a career in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and development. When Kelly became medically disabled in 2017, she decided to turn her mess into a message and share her story as publicly and authentically as possible with the goal of helping others find healing as well. Kelly can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 615-856-6415. You may learn more about Kelly, her book, and her journey to wellness by visiting www.nerdzillakelly.com

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Skin in the Game
The Stories My Tattoos Tell
by Kelly Mendenhall View author's profile page

Overview


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is a book about survival, human connection, false steps, and ascension.
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Description


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is Kelly Mendenhall's autobiographical debut as an author. In the book, Kelly tells of the significant events and pivotal moments of her life by way of recounting the stories behind her eclectic collection of tattoos. Those moments include the death of her father as a young girl, surviving the physical and sexual abuse she endured as an adolescent, the gut-wrenching loss of friends who died too young, and so much more. The reader witnesses the author surviving, growing, and thriving throughout each chapter, until her legs fall out from under her, literally and figuratively, at the age of 35. Suddenly, everything changes all over again and she must reinvent herself and overcome once more. Each chapter is accompanied by photographs of the tattoos described therein, bringing to life the images painted in the reader's imagination through carefully crafted storytelling. Skin in the Game is a must-read — a narrative of honesty and authenticity rarely observed in a world in which so many of us merely share the highlight reels of our lives. This book is written for anyone who has ever thought of giving up, anyone needing inspiration to keep on fighting, and anyone who fears that they are too far gone for redemption. This book is Kelly's way of turning her mess into a message that inspires others to survive and thrive.
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Overview


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is a book about survival, human connection, false steps, and ascension.

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Description


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is Kelly Mendenhall's autobiographical debut as an author. In the book, Kelly tells of the significant events and pivotal moments of her life by way of recounting the stories behind her eclectic collection of tattoos. Those moments include the death of her father as a young girl, surviving the physical and sexual abuse she endured as an adolescent, the gut-wrenching loss of friends who died too young, and so much more. The reader witnesses the author surviving, growing, and thriving throughout each chapter, until her legs fall out from under her, literally and figuratively, at the age of 35. Suddenly, everything changes all over again and she must reinvent herself and overcome once more. Each chapter is accompanied by photographs of the tattoos described therein, bringing to life the images painted in the reader's imagination through carefully crafted storytelling. Skin in the Game is a must-read — a narrative of honesty and authenticity rarely observed in a world in which so many of us merely share the highlight reels of our lives. This book is written for anyone who has ever thought of giving up, anyone needing inspiration to keep on fighting, and anyone who fears that they are too far gone for redemption. This book is Kelly's way of turning her mess into a message that inspires others to survive and thrive.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:180

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781732540514

Paperback ISBN:9781732540507


Overview


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is a book about survival, human connection, false steps, and ascension.

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Description


Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell is Kelly Mendenhall's autobiographical debut as an author. In the book, Kelly tells of the significant events and pivotal moments of her life by way of recounting the stories behind her eclectic collection of tattoos. Those moments include the death of her father as a young girl, surviving the physical and sexual abuse she endured as an adolescent, the gut-wrenching loss of friends who died too young, and so much more. The reader witnesses the author surviving, growing, and thriving throughout each chapter, until her legs fall out from under her, literally and figuratively, at the age of 35. Suddenly, everything changes all over again and she must reinvent herself and overcome once more. Each chapter is accompanied by photographs of the tattoos described therein, bringing to life the images painted in the reader's imagination through carefully crafted storytelling. Skin in the Game is a must-read — a narrative of honesty and authenticity rarely observed in a world in which so many of us merely share the highlight reels of our lives. This book is written for anyone who has ever thought of giving up, anyone needing inspiration to keep on fighting, and anyone who fears that they are too far gone for redemption. This book is Kelly's way of turning her mess into a message that inspires others to survive and thrive.

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About the author


A Southeast Michigan native, Kelly relocated to Middle Tennessee in 2013 in pursuit of a career in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and development. When Kelly became medically disabled in 2017, she decided to turn her mess into a message and share her story as publicly and authentically as possible with the goal of helping others find healing as well. Kelly can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 615-856-6415. You may learn more about Kelly, her book, and her journey to wellness by visiting www.nerdzillakelly.com

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