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Banged-Up Heart is an intimate and clear-eyed account of finding love late and losing it early―and of the strength it takes to fall madly in love a second time, be forced to relinquish that love too soon, and yet choose to love again. More than just a love story or a memoir of mourning, Banged-Up Heart comes down solidly on the side of life. It takes you deep inside an ordinary woman, her deeply felt grief butting up against her desire for more than companionship: passion, sexual fulfillment, and self-realization. It bears eloquent witness to the wild trust it takes to fall madly in love and risk profound loss―a second time. Ultimately, it shows that it is possible to dance with a banged-up heart.
Shirley Melis is a longtime business writer, travel writer, and newspaper columnist who traveled the world interviewing everyone from busboys to heads of international organizations before launching a career in public relations in Washington, D.C. Now retired, she lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.
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