Love a La Carte
Dr. Shirley Jordan Bailey
This is not a "once upon a time" book. Life has been a fight. Each self-contained chapter is packed with revealing episodes of an extraordinary life. It is a sharing of her marriage, career, and children, and how love and sabotage lived as partners. In this book, I reflect on the life long friendships that sustained me through the years, and the world travel that has been integral in the enjoyment and enrichment of eight of Shirley's dearest friends. Portions of this book read like a travel log from the Carribean islands to the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia and the capitals of Europe. From the Great Wall of China to the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem, Shirley has shared meaningful memories with her friends. The book highlights her extraordinary children and their own careers as Ivy League trailblazers, as well as their lives and accomplishments. Also included are love letters to her amazing eight grandchildren, whose careers and ambitions span globally due to their early exposure to world travel. Between the anecdotes of her career and family life, the author shares "witticisms" of her parents and grandparents, favorite quotes, songs and humorous stories that are sure to leave you smiling. Also included are perspectives on challenges like Waiting, Electronic Devices, and even a day she overslept. This book shares the power of a positive attitude and is sure to stay on your nightstand as inspiring reading when faced with a need to overcome or persevere.