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Product Details

  • Paperback: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Behler Publications (March 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933016590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933016597
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,173,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nothing Short of Joy is a masterpiece that will take you out of your comfort zone and into a magical world of joy. I love this book. I love this woman. Read it and reap." ----Wayne Dyer, author, Excuses Begone! (Hay House, 2009) Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life (Hay House, 2007)

"Julie Genovese's story is eloquent and moving proof that our souls and spirits are always intact and always whole - regardless of how things appear physically. Hers is a fascinating and thoroughly readable story of courage and triumph!" ---- Christiane Northrup, MD, Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Julie Genovese is an inspiration and a teacher for those who want to heal what can't be cured. So pain, hate and fear lead us to faith, hope and love." ---- Bernie Siegel, M.D. Author of Peace and Loving Healing

About the Author

Julie Genovese: Julie Genovese was born and raised in northern New Jersey. After graduating from Hamilton College in NY, she moved to Boston and began a freelance art business with a hand painted card line becoming a specialty. After arthritis compromised the use of her right arm, life nudged her into the world of writing.

Currently she is a full-time mom, writing and painting from her New Jersey home where she lives with her husband and two sons. Julie is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Little People of America, and the Skyland Homeschool Association.


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Julie Bond Genovese was born and raised in northern New Jersey. After graduating from Hamilton College in NY, she moved to Boston and began a freelance art business with a hand painted card line becoming a specialty. After arthritis compromised the use of her right arm, life nudged her into the wonders of writing.

Nothing Short of Joy was an Amazon Bestseller and an Award-Winning Finalist of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Julie has had the incredible honor of being on stage with international renowned author and speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer. She has also been featured on Oprah.com with radio host Gayle King, Fox Strategy Room, NBC LX, My Fox Boston, Jordan Rich Radio and numerous other radio shows around the country.

Julie is an inspirational speaker and author, while enjoying life as a full-time mom. She writes and paints from her New Jersey home where she lives with her husband and two sons. Julie is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, Women Reading Aloud, Little People of America, and the Skyland Homeschool Community.

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Once you start reading, you can't put this book down.
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It perfectly captures what she has done for herself and what she has given the reader.
Marsha Melsheimer
It shows just how resilient and triumphant the human spirit can be.
J. Riley

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Simone Ramel on March 8, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is written with such honesty, openness, sincerity, and most of all, heart. The straight-forward and engaging writing draws you right in---I quickly became engrossed in Julie's story. It seemed as if I was traveling on the journey with her, and along the way, was learning from her insights, courage and determination.

For anyone who faces or has faced challenges in life, there is something to be gained from reading this book. You cannot help but feel the pain of Julie's many trials, but you will be uplifted by the sincere account of her joy. I may have shed some tears, but in the end, I felt at peace. I closed the book feeling hopeful and inspired.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Garlick on March 8, 2010
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Nothing Short of Joy
As Wayne Dyer has said about this book: "I love this book! I love this woman! Read it and reap!" Julie Genovese exposes the daily struggles faced by anyone born into this world and labeled "defective." She leaves nothing out. I came to feel the pains, disappointments and, at times, hopelessness of the relentless demands her body, family, friends, and total strangers placed upon her. And I was able to share her ultimate triumph and liberating self-discovery. Nothing Short of Joy is a wise book, sure to touch anyone choosing to become spiritually awakened.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Lynch on March 8, 2010
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What a joyous book! I could not put it down. You are pulled right in to her struggles, her journey, her humor, and her triumph and you enjoy the whole ride. You find yourself cheering for her the whole way. Genovese's prose are like beautiful strokes on a canvas. Not only is the story compelling but her words are so beautiful - you want to read it again and again, like visiting your favorite work of art.

Everyone should read this book, for what it taught her and for what it can teach us all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Riley on March 16, 2010
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Nothing Short Of Joy is a revelation. It shows just how resilient and triumphant the human spirit can be. It speaks to all of us and teaches us that we too, can learn to dispel the myths that we hold as truths, and claim a life of beauty from one of fear. Ms. Genovese is an inspiration to us all.

Judy Riley
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ariel G. on March 23, 2010
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I am not the type who "loves a good memoir" because most authors just love to paint themselves in the best light possible. I was SO glad when I was recommended to this book because not only was it a quick read (took me a week to go cover to cover) but I actually enjoyed it! Julie's experiences with doctors as a kid and with relationships in college or with her parents throughout her whole life are relatable. I found the book was a great inspiration to realize that as humans we all share similar experiences and what Julie did with hers was just incredible. It was fantastic to hear that not only did she not let her physical stature keep her from climbing to new heights, but she found ways to make herself an escalator straight to the top!

A very inspirational read. The way she comes to peace with herself and the people in her life was very touching and seriously relatable for anyone. You don't have to be a little person to want to read this book, it trancends all boundaries and offers lessons we should all consider.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Newsome on March 23, 2010
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Julie Bond Genovese has created a masterpiece. You can actually feel her angst, frustration and pain as a child and young adult. Then, as she discovers her strength and begins to define herself you witness her light and spirit unfurl like the wings of a butterfly. Julie and her book are gifts to us all, for who amongst us doesn't face obstacles along the way?

Julie is an angel incarnate and is amongst us to demonstrate how we can all defy gravity and soar with grace.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Melsheimer on March 14, 2010
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From the very first line in the book you are drawn into Julie Genovese's story. Her writing and her story are very compelling and you will feel her emotional and physical struggles. At the same time she will make you laugh and inspire you because of her amazing honesty, determination, and her insights. And, I love the title of her book! It perfectly captures what she has done for herself and what she has given the reader. Read this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laverne H. Bardy on March 23, 2010
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NOTHING SHORT OF JOY is a monument to the human spirit. Throughout the book Julie lays her life out before us with barefaced honesty. I cried when she described the terror, panic, and degradation she endured as a child, when she was repeatedly examined under the impersonal microscopes of "white coats" who, seemingly, were only interested in exploring her body for research. I cringed as she relayed countless humiliations at the hands of ignorant classmates and insensitive adults, and my heart broke when romantic love eluded her.

Julie allows us to see her desperation, her dark thoughts, her dreams, her disappointments, her longing for normalcy and the romantic love she believes will come with it.

Her emergence is gradual, and steady, and includes countless setbacks as well as triumphs. Although Julie spilled infinite tears, and experienced unimaginable physical and emotional pain, as well as frustration and heartache, her buoyant spirit kept her focused on a future that included the well deserved joy she finally found.
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