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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:214
  • eBook ISBN:9781667861319
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667861302

Going Off Script

A Young African Girl's Memoir of Resilience, Faith, and Beating the Odds

by Ruth Doeschner

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Memoir / Autobiography that details a girl's life growing up in Ghana, moving to the USA, and life up to the present day. Challenges, hardships, successes, happiness and love are all elements that come to life and revealed by the author. Unexpected events bring both positive - and negative - consequences throughout her journey. Ultimately, all of these experiences mesh to create a story that will surely inspire and motivate those who don't think they can beat the odds...
This memoir details the author's challenging upbringing in Ghana, Africa. One of two daughters to hard-working, yet faithful and hopeful parents, this story illustrates this girl's ordeals growing up impoverished in a third-world nation. As rough and uncertain as life was for her and her family in Accra, the capital city of their native country, they all retained a strong work ethic, and persevered every day, with the hope that the future would bring the blessings of a better life. A series of fortunate events brought about life-changing circumstances for the author. In America, she would face uplifting and positive experiences that would elevate her joy, faith, and belief in the goodness of people. The 'American Dream,' perhaps? Yet she would also experience the negative side of life here when some encounters with individuals complicated matters and threatened her happiness, security, and hope. Ultimately, her time in the USA would run out with the expiration of her visa. In order to stay here, how would she do it? Did she marry for love, or convenience? What were the upsides--and downsides--of retaining an occupation as a nanny? How did she get her start in social media? And what is her life like now?...
About the author
Ruth is a Ghanian by birth. She was born into a poor home in the city of Accra, Ghana. Ruth has two loving parents who toiled to make ends meet on meager wages and small profits from menial labor. Little Ruth back then would have never imagined that her life would peak thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in a faraway land she had never known.  Ruth is a mother to two beautiful girls and the wife of a loving, supportive man. This is her first book about the wholesome picture her life has turned into. It details her journey behind her stardom, and the personality behind the limelight.  Ruth and her family represent something important to her audience; they represent love, caring, acceptance and peace. In other words, they represent home to millions of viewers on social media. Ruth and her family allow strangers to share in simple but meaningful videos about their lives. They are truthful and straightforward. These videos are reflective of what a 'life less scripted' is; opposed to the polished, sugarcoated, and relatively 'perfect' relationships that social media is inundated with. Ruth and her family try to live the ideal family life, yet are not afraid to show the negatives that often accompany the reality of family life.