Sunday, September 20, 2009
i went to my senior year of high school and a cosmetology program with a girl named melissa. after high school we went our separate ways but she ended up marrying an old friend of the family. i ran into her off and on over the years but i had no idea what had gone on in her life. i was blown away when i found out about it. i had heard bits and peices of her story around a year ago and knew she was in the process of writing a book about it.... the book just came out and it's such an incredible story.
she was on oprah a few days ago explaining it all and will be in people magazine next week along with an appearance on the today show.
it just so happened that she was in town at the borders bookstore kicking off a book signing tour(?) this afternoon so my sister and i where able to go in and see her. she is just as sweet as ever. i am very proud of her. it really puts my own life and personal issues into perspective.