Meet local author at Oct. 27 book launch party

Press release from Tracy Burger

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many of us who grew up in the seventies saw the perfect home exemplified on afternoon TV reruns. Supportive mothers rendered a stable presence, empathizing with their children while providing the required safety net for their experiences and needs. This wasn’t how one woman experienced it.

Somewhere I learned or was conditioned to believe that what I needed didn’t matter. That I was less than other people in the room. I took on my parents’ baggage but now know it was never mine to carry.”

In Running Away from Home ($12.99 paperback; New Degree Press), author Tracy Burger explores her dispassionate mother-daughter relationship, why she couldn’t connect with her mom during the last five years of her life, and her desperate need to please her.

This story will inspire personal reflection and open dialogue on important topics like:

  • Childhood emotional neglect — what it is and how it can manifest in adults
  • Depression — removing the stigma and silence
  • Dysfunctional family dynamics — acceptance of less-than-healthy family relationships.

Readers will relate to Burger’s portrayal of familial relationships and be inspired by the vulnerable telling of an average woman’s story. If you are a lover of memoirs or true-life stories, this book is a must-read.

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Meet Tracy at the Running Away from Home Book Launch Party on October 27 at Bonne et Belle retreat and event center in Gainesville. For more information and to RSVP, go to: https://RunningAwayFromHome.eventbrite.com

A portion of the proceeds from Running Away from Home will go to Pace Center for Girls Alachua. For more information about Pace, visit: https://www.pacecenter.org/locations/florida/alachua