Mt. Vernon, NY, August 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- A new book from author and successful businesswoman Cassondra “Cookie” Humphrey stands to give hope to millions of Americans who are growing up in the nation’s foster care system.
Just released by Outskirts Press, All Cookies ain’t Sweet shows how anything’s possible with a little determination and the right support. The book starts by describing Cookie’s troubled youth--how she’s shipped from one inner-city foster home to another, and gets into trouble at an early age. Cookie is a smart girl with a strong drive, but nevertheless seems destined to become just another statistic.
Then with help from a very special social worker, Cookie gets into the federal Job Corps program, attending Westover a residential facility in Chicopee, Mass. So begins a remarkable transformation that will see her complete her education and gain valuable work and life skills that will last forever.
All Cookies ain’t Sweet doesn’t pull any punches. The book details the triumphs and setbacks throughout Cookie’s long journey toward becoming a successful entrepreneur and highly educated professional. As a juvenile, she gets mixed up in drugs; at the Job Corps center, she’s nearly kicked out for fighting. Then she has a child and it’s not long before she’s raising her alone.
Yet All Cookies ain’t Sweet shows how even under extreme circumstances, it’s possible to escape the snares of poverty, crime and desperation. And it documents the supreme importance played by those who work day in, day out--often unheralded--in our overburdened social service system.
Savvy, touching and refreshingly honest, All Cookies ain’t Sweet is remarkable story that will captivate foster children, parents, social workers and policy makers alike.
All Cookies ain’t Sweet is now available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and the online bookstore of Outskirts Press, at outskirtspress.com/store.php.
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Size and Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback
Page Count: 140
About the Author: Cassondra “Cookie” Humphrey is the chief executive of Future Talent & Entertainment, a celebrity management company. She is also the founder of Humphrey House Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and inspiring at-risk children. She holds a B.S. in human services from Springfield College and a master’s in counseling and human resources development from the University of Bridgeport. Currently seeking her Ph.D., Cookie is a sought-after public speaker at schools, non-profits and church ministries. Cookie is the recipient of the 2009 Sheila Ferguson Lifetime Commitment Award to Serving the Youth, and was named 2009 Author of the Year by the Rising Star Music Awards.
Author Contact: Visit her on the Web at www.outskirtspress.com/future4talentcom or www.future4talent.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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