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Life Unpacked
by Barbara Childs View author's profile page

Overview


"Life Unpacked" shares the compelling true story of the author's life in Beirut, Lebanon, before and after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Barbara Childs shares her perspectives and invites readers to see life through her eyes as an eleven-year-old United States Embassy Diplobrat. Everything that she experienced prepared her for the unexpected circumstances she would encounter later in life as an adult.
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"Life Unpacked" shares the compelling true story of the author's life in Beirut, Lebanon, before and after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Barbara Childs shares her perspectives and invites readers to see life through her eyes as an eleven-year-old United States Embassy Diplobrat. Everything that she experienced prepared her for the unexpected circumstances she would encounter later in life as an adult. This book shares details about the author's father who was in the Navy and worked his way up through the government working as a civilian at various Air Force bases in the United States. He was called by the U.S. government to take a job at the American Embassy in Beirut and have his family accompany him. This book shares the grippingly complex details about how the author felt about life in the Middle East as a diplomat's daughter. She shares her thoughts, emotions, and perspectives after mingling with the locals in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Italy. Over the years, the author learned so much about herself and those around her. Although it wasn't always easy, her past taught her how to be strong. She now is a Certified Life Coach helping women become brave and unstoppable.
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About the author


I am the daughter of a United States State Department Diplomat who was assigned to the American Embassy from 1965 through 1969 and also worked for 25 years in Special Projects at Area 51, Nevada Test Site, My father gave me opportunities that have guided me throughout my life to have courage, be brave and to love my country.  I was very blessed to have my father also be my hero and mentor.  I am a retired Registered Nurse, author, and a Certified Life Coach helping other Diplobrats and Military Brats deal with the difficulties that come with the privilege of being a Brat. I am also blessed to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and thank my ancestors for their service. I am the spouse of a 26 year USAF veteran who served with honor. Welcome to the Unpacking of my Life!

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:234

Format:Hardcover

Hardcover ISBN:9781098391690


Overview


"Life Unpacked" shares the compelling true story of the author's life in Beirut, Lebanon, before and after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Barbara Childs shares her perspectives and invites readers to see life through her eyes as an eleven-year-old United States Embassy Diplobrat. Everything that she experienced prepared her for the unexpected circumstances she would encounter later in life as an adult.

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Description


"Life Unpacked" shares the compelling true story of the author's life in Beirut, Lebanon, before and after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Barbara Childs shares her perspectives and invites readers to see life through her eyes as an eleven-year-old United States Embassy Diplobrat. Everything that she experienced prepared her for the unexpected circumstances she would encounter later in life as an adult. This book shares details about the author's father who was in the Navy and worked his way up through the government working as a civilian at various Air Force bases in the United States. He was called by the U.S. government to take a job at the American Embassy in Beirut and have his family accompany him. This book shares the grippingly complex details about how the author felt about life in the Middle East as a diplomat's daughter. She shares her thoughts, emotions, and perspectives after mingling with the locals in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Italy. Over the years, the author learned so much about herself and those around her. Although it wasn't always easy, her past taught her how to be strong. She now is a Certified Life Coach helping women become brave and unstoppable.

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About the author


I am the daughter of a United States State Department Diplomat who was assigned to the American Embassy from 1965 through 1969 and also worked for 25 years in Special Projects at Area 51, Nevada Test Site, My father gave me opportunities that have guided me throughout my life to have courage, be brave and to love my country.  I was very blessed to have my father also be my hero and mentor.  I am a retired Registered Nurse, author, and a Certified Life Coach helping other Diplobrats and Military Brats deal with the difficulties that come with the privilege of being a Brat. I am also blessed to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and thank my ancestors for their service. I am the spouse of a 26 year USAF veteran who served with honor. Welcome to the Unpacking of my Life!

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Cary
Excellent book! Wonderful book about the life and travels of an American family growing up overseas . Read more
Brenda
Absolutely loved this book! Absolutely loved this book! I started reading it and couldn't put it down. "Life Upacked," is packed with so much historical information of the Middle East, as well as cities in Europe. It is a wealth of details and information. The author's personal struggles as a mother of a child with leukemia is both intense and heartwarming. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Read more
Kelli
Great read This book was a great read and well written. I enjoyed reading and learning about the author's life abroad. Read more
Melissa
Excellent book! Wonderful look into the life of a young Diplobrat and the profound impact her experiences with new cultures and new people had on her life and the life of her family. This book not only gives great detail of the author’s family history and travels, but also gives background information on all the wonderful places she was lucky enough to visit. Highly recommended! Read more
Jerry
Insightful Book! The Author combines personal insight, family journey, historical insight, and genuine life experience into this book. The reader will enjoy taking the chapter-by-chapter, country-by-country, culture-by-culture, year-by-year travel with the Author from her perspective. This book opens a window into the prospective of Diplo-brat and Military-brat. A great read and highly recommended! Read more
Jenna
Great book This was a great book! The author's family and insight into her family is very interesting! She also does an amazing job weaving history facts with locations and sites that she visits in the book! I highly recommend it! Read more
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