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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461079748
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461079743
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,706,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nancy Wait was born in Chicago and grew up in New York City. She studied acting at the High School of Performing Arts and Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. In 1969 she went to London to study at RADA and had a career in England during the 1970s, appearing in film, television and theater, under the name Nancie Wait. After a spiritual awakening in 1976, she returned to New York and began a second career as a free-lance artist of architectural renderings and portraits. She also painted a series from her imagination, and it was after these she decided to write about her life. She is currently working on a second memoir.

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Nancy Wait was born in Chicago and grew up in New York City where she studied acting at Performing Arts and Carnegie-Mellon before moving to London in 1969 to study at RADA and have a career in England (1970s as Nancie Wait), in film (Au-Pair Girls), television and theater. She returned to NYC and became a painter during the 1980s (portraits, architectural renderings, soul visions), and moved into writing in the late 90s when she began her memoir. What she finds so thrilling about her experience of writing, was how she managed during the process to actually solve the mystery that had plagued her most of her life. She believes it was by using her inherent intuitive abilities as well as by accessing her Higher Self, or Soul Consciousness. Hence her statement at the end of the book, "Betrayal is sacred when the heart can encompass the whole." Nancy is currently working on a sequel to her first book. She works as a writing coach and editor, and hosts a blog talk radio show called Inspirational Storytellers.

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Her story is one of self discovery and healing.
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There is a metaphysical aspect to her story which will draw some, and mystify others.
Anora McGaha
It is an inspirational story that I could not put down until I read the last word.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ShelliesStar on June 22, 2011
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Please don't be disappointed, in that I haven't actually read the entire book in it's final form. However, I have read much of it over the past couple of years through Nancy's various blogs and webpages. She's a brilliant writer and her style will whisk you along in such a way that you completely loose track of time. Her story is one of self discovery and healing. As a result of her journey, Nancy's talents have led her to share her story helping others discover their hidden talents within, and to expand on their spiritual journey through self expression and acceptance of one's own divine love. Please, do yourself a favor, buy this book, you will not only treasure it, but you'll grow to love Nancy as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah McCann Connors on May 30, 2012
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Nancy Wait is in a particularly good position to write a poignant, startling, life-affirming memoir. She's been an actress and is an artist as well as being a superb writer. So in her life she's brought life to other people's words, she's learned how to form images, and she's learned how to translate the visual into the literary, so that her own words breathe with life and conviction. Her facility with language allows the reader to walk her journey with her, to rejoice in her discoveries, to suffer in her low moments, and to applaud her determination to create a life for herself that has meaning and purpose. This book is a deceptively "easy" read, in that the language flows, but don't be misled--she is a serious writer, always gaining insight from the experiences she shares. Her story is not without bumps and wrong turns, but in the end, she has discovered the greatest gift of all: that all of our life's twists and turns have meaning. Nancy Wait is a writer who commands our attention and our respect. I can't wait for Volume 2!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee & Steven Hager on May 17, 2012
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It seems that most of us reach a point and place in our life that surprises us. We look in astonishment at where we are or what we're doing, wondering what it was that got us there. As author Nancy Wait so candidly demonstrates, the life we're living is often a series of turning points, some very obvious, but many more that sneak up, nearly invisible. And often, the obvious may only make sense in retrospect. Ms. Wait does not spare herself as she takes the reader on an irresistible journey from one momentous incident to another. Of course it's a great deal of fun to experience her days as an actress and Playboy bunny, but also harrowing as she shares the pain behind the scenes. From her mother's extremely painful betrayal to her courageous determination to find the real Nancy hiding under the façade, Ms. Wait draws you in and keeps you reading late into the night. The book is certainly entertaining, but its value lies in the fact that anyone who's been hurt by those closest to them can not only relate to the pain, but come to understand that the way out is available within each of us. Lee and Steven Hager are the authors of The Beginning of Fearlessness: Quantum Prodigal Son
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By Anora McGaha on December 21, 2012
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I must confess I love memoir. I love women's life stories. I find them so informative, illuminating.

The Nancy Who Drew is well written; it reads like a novel. Nancy Wait is engaging; her story full of dreams and unexpected turns.

She lives in New York and London. She attends one of the world's most famous acting schools, RADA [...]. Cosmopolitan, beautiful and talented; men want her. She's also deep and spiritual.

Nancy's story weaves in history around it, so we see clearly how the times influence and shape her world. We get to come along for the difficult sexual journey of a young girl becoming a young woman, in times that broke all the rules.

There is a metaphysical aspect to her story which will draw some, and mystify others. I'm not sure I understood one of the metaphysical threads in the book, but that takes away nothing from the amazing window into an intriguing woman's life.

Honestly, I want to read more from Nancy Wait.
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