The wisdom that comes from the people and stories of our lives is the greatest wisdom we will ever know. Dead Rita’s Wisdom is a compilation of sayings and the associated stories that always go to a deeper wisdom, a universal wisdom.
Dead Rita is Victoria Trabosh’s dearly beloved, but dead, mother. These stories are told with humor, warmth, reverence and truth. Part biography, part memoir, she brings Rita alive in this profound and inspiring tribute.
This book isn’t only about women or mothers. It’s about the people in our lives who support us and sustain us. Throughout this book you’ll come to recognize the wisdom and insights shared by those in your own life, living or dead. And when you do, you’ll likely hear them in the voice of the person from whom you learned them. Not only can you be taught by these moments, you can be comforted to remember the one who had the kindness and heart to share them.
The book is divided into five sections: Adversity, Honesty, Courage, Communication and Perseverance. The chapters within each section highlight the pearls of wisdom that come from the most innocent of remarks: both positively and negatively delivered. At the end of the short and engaging chapters is a blank page titled: Your Own Wisdom. A place for you to enter your own wisdom that comes to mind as you read these simple but memorable stories. This book’s purpose is to challenge you to consider your wisdom and its roots.
Additionally, 15% of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be given to the Itafari Foundation, a foundation co-founded by Victoria to support the people of Rwanda. Victoria began traveling to Rwanda in 2005 after meeting a woman named Rita (from Rwanda) who asked her to come to her country and speak about hope.