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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Life's Work (January 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061559557X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615595573
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,403,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From The Crack House To The White House" by Denise Stokes, may be an autobiography, yet it reads like a novel. As she describes her life and its downward spiral that begins with her victimization, we begin to see pasterns that give us the readers a sense of her anguish and despair as never ending. Just as we begin to believe its going to keep getting worse, as addiction and HIV take their toll, a miracle happens. The dramatic changes shows us a "new" woman, eager reach for and achieve goals and explore talents and gifts. Its great reading for teens and those who may find daunting challenges facing them in life with inspiration and hope that anything is possible if we earnestly try, believe and not give up. The book is fast paced and compels the reader to keep reading as the chapters pass. Please note this book is adult in context and has some graphic descriptions that may not be appropriate for preteens and younger that have adult reading skills.
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This book is just simply astounding! I couldn't put the book down because it was as if I was reading my own biography. Denise's courage to be transparent is what makes her a true champion. Anyone who reads this masterpiece will put it down feeling empowered, encouraged, and inspired. The obstacles that she overcame, puts a question to all who are living beneath their potential...."What's your excuse?" Her story takes every excuse away that anyone could try to use as a reason to allow their circumstances dictate their future. Thank you Denise for your raw honesty, your strength, and your journey. Your a "Trail Blazer," and I'm so glad that our paths have crossed. Keep writing! The world needs to hear more of this these types of triumphs.
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This book is one of the most beautifully written, intricately detailed, intensely emotional and supremely inspiring autobiographies I have ever read! Denise Stokes is a literary artist who entertained and gripped me through every page as she shared her life in an honest way. As she led me through the intimate aspects of her life while trapped in darkness and death, to her emergence into a healthy, valiant and benevolent spirit, I was truly awed.
This is a fantastic, timeless tale of her bravery and love! From her, I received that it was not in lieu of the tragedies that her triumph came, but that it was because of every violation, danger, pain, and agony that her new life and dreams—the mission to accomplish God’s will—was born. She broke free to encourage and elevate millions.

If there was ever a ‘Life Education’ course taught in schools today, Denise Stokes’ book should be the premier choice for study—it is exceptional!

Buy it and be blessed!
Tina Marie Tiggs
Christian Fiction Author: Forsaken and Autumn Leaves
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From the Crack House to the White House: Turning Obstacles Into OpportunitiesI could not put the book down from the moment I picked it up. I cried, I laughed, and I shared the joys with Denise as she shared her journey with me. I wish everyone would read this book and share it with anyone who has HIV/AIDS or needs to be in recovery or is in recovery. This is a must read for family members, the community, educators, and so many people. This book just means so much to me and I just want everyone that has anyone with any of the issues that Denise shared to give this book, share this book with them. I am passing my book on, and encouraging it to be passed on and on. I am buying other copies and passing it on. This book is a must read. Thank you Denise for sharing your life with me and with our society. Stephanie M.
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Denise Stokes is an inspiration to all who meet her. I interviewed her a number of years ago while writing my own book, "Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women." She was graceful, articulate and willing to reveal her own story of triumph over tragedy and marginalization. What a woman! What a story! Read this book and you will be inspired by her process and progress, overcoming the challenges of trauma to become a beacon of hope for women, people suffering with addiction, and those infected with HIV. Nicely done, Denise!From the Crack House to the White House: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
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After reading Denise Stokes book, I have such admiration and respect for her. She is truly an amazing and strong woman to have endured all she went through! God has truly made her a walking testimony for those with HIV as well as those who do not have the disease. BRAVO, Ms. Denise Stokes!
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This book is one of the most beautifully written, intricately detailed, intensely emotional and supremely inspiring autobiographies I have ever read! Denise Stokes is a literary artist who entertained and gripped me through every page as she shared her life in an honest way. As she led me through the intimate aspects of her life while trapped in darkness and death, to her emergence into a healthy, valiant and benevolent spirit, I was truly awed.
This is a fantastic, timeless tale of her bravery and love! From her, I received that it was not in lieu of the tragedies that her triumph came, but that it was because of every violation, danger, pain, and agony that her new life and dreams—the mission to accomplish God’s will—was born. She broke free to encourage and elevate millions.
If there was ever a ‘Life Education’ course taught in schools today, Denise Stokes’ book should be the premier choice for study—it is exceptional!
Buy it and be blessed!

Tina Marie Tiggs
Christian Fiction Author: Forsaken and Autumn Leaves
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