Eighty-three Year Old Award Winning Author Launches Her Memoir: An Uncommon Education

When a naïve 23-year-old woman from Texas experiences Paris for three years, it is a journey of discovery following on the heels of WWII.

Rainier, WA, August 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Bettye Johnson has created a delightful memoir of her three years working for the U.S. Embassy in Paris from 1952 – 1955 as a code clerk. What does a code clerk do? This young woman from Texas during the time of segregation joined the Foreign Service branch of the State Department and trained to encode and decode highly classified messages.

Johnson's assignment to the communications center included working rotating 24-hour shifts that gave her numerous opportunities to see the many facets of Paris. Her adventures in Paris as well as her travels revealed a new way of viewing the world and people. Being privy to events happening around the world added to her uncommon education. Using letters she had written to her mother, Bettye Johnson weaves a delightful story of what she remembers.

From US Review of Books: Her memoir of these times is beautifully written. Bettye shares letters she wrote to her mother along with some lovely photographs to help tell her remarkable journey to becoming a sophisticated woman. It’s an infectious read, with her enthusiasm for life shining throughout the pages. Readers can’t help but feel the fascination and excitement Bettye must have felt as she lived and learned in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

Bettye Johnson is an international author. Two of her books have received Independent Publishers Book Awards: Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls, 2006 and Mary Magdalene, Her Legacy in 2008. Bettye's other books are Awakening the Genie Within, a semi-memoir self-help book, and A Christmas Awakening. The Italian and Spanish Editions of Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls are now published and available through her websites and Amazon. Her memoir, An Uncommon Education, Paris in the 1950's is also available from Amazon.

For more information, Bettye can be contacted through lfpress@fairpoint.net, http://bettyejohnson.com and http://www.magdalenescrolls.com
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