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Nothing Short of Joy Paperback – March 15, 2010
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"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
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Her writing is honest and engaging and conveys the spirit of a strong woman who allows herself to be vulnerable but doesn’t let anything stop her from being the best that she can be. It is through these trials that she is able to connect with others who experience humiliation, fear, and limitations. She turns every challenge she has faced into a stepping stone for further growth and success and in doing so serves as a great source of inspiration for all who come in contact with her.
As a reader, I fell in love with her and her remarkable story of triumph over incredible odds. She proves that attitude and perspective are everything and where there’s a will, there’s a way to live the life you want and deserve. Her joyful presence in our world is a beacon of hope for all of us.
Read this book if you need to find inspiration in your own life. You will feel hopeful and joyful.
I would also like to add her artwork is absolutely beautiful as well, and I think it's great that she displays it on Facebook for everyone to see.
Everyone should read this book, for what it taught her and for what it can teach us all.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had the pleasure of meeting Julie so reading her memoir, which I received as a giveaway from Kathy Pooler's Memoir Writer's Journey, made it extra special. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan G. Weidener
It is rare that I find a book that I cannot put down!! Nothing Short of Joy is one of those page-turning pearls. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Teresa DeMarco
When I finished Julie's book my first thought was: now this is how a memoir should be written. From the first to last page it's well paced, expressive and shows such honesty and... Read morePublished on June 6, 2014 by Jenny Orelle
Nothing Short of Joy instantly immerses the reader into the childhood years of a genuine person with a malady and how the author remembers being prodded and used as a guinea pig... Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Shelley
I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Genovese at an IWWG writers conference several years ago and looked forward to reading and hearing more about her life. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by MaryAnn Myers
Love this book and it's clever title! I have met the author who is a friend of a friend and she is a lovely person. Her strength and wisdom are enviable. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Jean
Joy? Can we truly have it even in the midst of life's trials? Julie tells of how she truly found joy in life though life was not always great to her. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Mike Thornton
I absolutely loved this book and have recommended it to several family members and friends.Once you start reading, you can't put this book down. Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by Kristy Allison
The book I purchased was in new condition. It arrived quickly. The story was very inspiring for anyone going through an emotional upset.Published on March 25, 2011 by D. Clark