A WOMAN WITHOUT A MAN – Corinne Edwards

by Corinne

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I was deeply touched by this book.  It brought me to smiles and it brought me to tears.  Most of all, it brought me to the truth of how real people live real life.  I cannot remember being so moved.  This book is a wonderful gift and your life will be enriched by reading it.  If peering into the soul of another is a conversation with God – and it is – that is what you are about to have here.  You will not soon forget what has been revealed to you.

Neale Donald Walsch

Author, Conversations with God series

FORWARD

James Kavanaugh Ph.D

Henry Miller would have liked Corinne Edwards.  Not only because she is a beautiful and sensuous woman, but because she writes about what she knows best – the people, experiences and the events in her life.

“All the rest,” says Miller, “is literature and who the hell needs literature?”

A Woman Without A Man thrills and startles with its unvarnished  h-o-n-e-s-t-y, its sensitive mingling of profound pain and poignancy with laughter and love –  a gentle autobiography.  It feels like a conversation, over coffee, sitting at her kitchen table.

You discover who Corinne  is, but more than that, unwittingly gain a new and fascinating insight into the passion, love, fear and dreams of women everywhere. . . if they had the guts to reveal themselves.

It is a tender tale, marking the journey of a woman’s search for wholeness – with or without a man.  Her husband has died prematurely but she does not glamorize her relationship with him.  He was a controlling conservative, bonded to a creative redhead who had entered a world of new feminine freedoms – without the anger of a Germaine Greer and her cats.

The reader feels like a privileged eavesdropper as her story unfolds through letters and poetry.  Her poetry is always good, often humorous, and sometimes utterly brilliant.  It is placed in all the right spots to give passion and balance to prose insights.

The letters she writes to her three highly gifted sons should be required reading for maturing mothers who so often get lost in their own fight-flight life of trivia.  So very many of our mothers abandoned us, not at birth, but in the throes of pettiness and immaturity.  They feared to pay the price that creates a wise woman.  We are dragged into their weary memories of cookies and eternal childhood.  They are aware of whom we once were, but without ever knowing who and what we had become.

A Woman Without A Man leaps beyond the parameters of the title, although it covers well that most significant thesis.  Ms. Edwards is ultra feminine without a hint of man bashing – neither the glib guru nor clinging to an eternal sexual image.  She loves boldly without infesting her man-woman relationships with self-pity, cynicism or despair.  She can lose a man she loves without damning him or trampling on herself.

And she does not deny the years which have made her beautiful.

Most of all, in her insightful and often fragile letters to her sister, June, she touches the very depths of a deep and totally honest relationship with another woman.  She laughs, nurtures, reveals, strips away the banalities and dares to admit her deepest fears, risks and seeming failures.  It gave me a whole new insight into the beauty, heart and soul of a mature and gifted woman in a society flooded with female clothing styles, sexual manipulations and the superficial, meaningless drama in our press and our TV shows.

I fantasized a dialogue between Corinne and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Rachel Carson, Margaret Sanger, Dorothy Parker, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Hepburn and Helen Hayes.  Rachel Maddow and Ann Coulter probably wouldn’t come, but should.

Corinne Edwards is in that class of disappearing women with talent and humanness.  They have been replaced by the scandal sheets.

Being A Woman Without A Man is a challenging transition – and Corinne Edwards, in a kaleidoscope of poetry, letters and prose insights really helps.

Even men like me.

James Kavanaugh           Author, Poet, Novelist

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Nancy Shields
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 9:16 am

Corinne, I will definitely get this book not only for myself but for many women in my life….I recently had a friend of mine that lost her husband and I’m sure she can be inspired by this book. Thank you!
.-= Nancy Shields´s last blog ..Win a 100 gift certificate to Poggio – Sausalito’s award winning Italian restaurant =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 11:18 am

Thanks, Nancy –

You are truly a BFF.

I think you will get a few laughs out of the book. And maybe find some of yourself in it.

One comment I got from a friend was –

“I thought you had been reading my mail.”

Let me know what you think.

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Andrew from Blogging Guide
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

Congrats, Corinne.

You are going to have to teach me how to get a book published.

And I LOVE the book cover.

Andrew
.-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Subscribers Magnet Gave Me A 205 Increase In Opt-ins =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 11:36 am

Andrew, you have got to be kidding me.

If a tech idiot like me can do it, you can do it in your sleep.

I did it with Createspace. Which is owned by Amazon.

I needed an editor to get the margins right and send me the pdf after she did that but otherwise – I did it myself.

You could figure that part out in a second.

SO JUST DO IT.

I liked the cover too. Kind of zany. Got it from Flickr. Then, to be sure it was ok to use on a book, contacted the artist and she said sure. Just give her a credit in the book which I did.

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Andrew from Blogging Guide
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 12:29 am

You make it all sound so easy…I shall try it out.

Andrew
.-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Subscribers Magnet Gave Me A 205 Increase In Opt-ins =-.

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Matt
Twitter:
May 1, 2012 at 3:40 am

I had no idea that getting a book published was so streamlined in this day and age, Corinne! Naturally penning the thing would be the toughest part but I just always thought that getting published would be a series of jumping through loop after loop which has long been my biggest detterant!

Matt

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Michelle Vandepas July 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

So exciting Corinne! CONGRATULATIONS.. WOOHOO. YES YOU GO GIRL. I’m reading it now . again. and it’s a wonderful book. Highly recommended. In fact – we ‘should’ all go write a review on Amazon!

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 11:45 am

That would be wonderful, Michelle.

You got an advance copy so maybe when people read it they will do that. Comments on Amazon really help to sell the book.

Can’t wait to be interviewed by you on

We’ll have fun with this.

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Mitch July 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm

WTG Corrine, you are a Rock Star!!
.-= Mitch´s last blog ..PGA Tour 2010- Greenbrier Classic Free Picks and Preview =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Mitch, I AM STILL LAUGHING.

A ROCK STAR?

As they say –

“From your mouth to God’s ears.”

But – thank you so much.

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Being the Change I Wish to See
Twitter:
August 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Corinne, as they say in the Intel commercials, “our rock stars aren’t like your rock stars”. You most certainly are a rock star.
.-= Being the Change I Wish to See´s last blog ..Happy Anniversary Social Security =-.

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Debbie from Happy Maker
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I am so proud of you Corinne. You are wonderful. I shall go get it now. I know there are many things you can teach me.
You sweet lady,
Debbie
.-= Debbie @ Happy Maker´s last blog ..How to set goals in 5 simple steps for happiness =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Dear Debbie –

Thanks so much for your support – ALWAYS.

I think you will get a laugh or two out of it.

I am eager to hear your report.

So much love to you.

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Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm

How cool are you?! This is such fantastic news. Congratulations on a completing a wonderful project. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
.-= Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny´s last blog ..Which Nuns Would You Kick Off the Bus 10 Photos =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

Cheryl – you of all the people I know, will have fun reading this book. I can’t wait for your report!

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Bruce July 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Corrine,
I believe every word written above. I also really believe the part about honesty. Congrats, you are on my Amazon high priority list now. Are you available for the Kindle? I have a bunch of friends who only read books that way now.
.-= Bruce´s last blog ..Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-25 =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 9:51 am

Thanks, Bruce –

Glad I am high on your list for Amazon.

You are high on mine – every way.

Kindle is my next project. I am starting to investigate this week. Thought I would get it on Amazon first.

Wish me luck.

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Beat Schindler
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Corinne, you rock! Even though I’m aware it’s not the reason you wrote the book in the first place – to impress people – I’m, well, impressed. It’s not just the writing the book part, but endorsements by Neale Donald Walsch and James Kavanaugh Ph.D, and a fabulous title and cover graphic to boot – just very, very impressive. Congrats!
.-= Beat Schindler´s last blog ..The Recession Can Be A Good Kick In The Butt =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

Thanks, Beat –

I don’t think writers write to impress people.

I think they write because they can’t not write.

Glad that you liked the presentation of the book. I am hoping that men will invest in it.

In the Introduction of the book, I say –

“Men readers? Sure. Come along.It wouldn’t hurt you to learn how women really think.”

It’s hard to get celebrity endorsements because they are besieged by requests. Remember that because of my TV show, I knew Neale. But he did read the book and loved it.

Jim Kavanaugh was a friend. Unfortunately he died this past January. Sorry he could not have seen my book with his forward in print.

Thanks for all your compliments. I so appreciate your support, Beat.

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David Rogers
Twitter:
July 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm

“Corinne Edwards is in that class of disappearing women with talent and humanness.” Don’t disappear just yet! Congratulations.
.-= David Rogers´s last blog ..Learn to Network =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

David, I am not planning to disappear.

I am afraid you may be stuck with me for a long time. My family history is that people live to their late 90’s.

My favorite Uncle Cecil lived to 100 and he was still managing his own stock portfolio!

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Joel
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

Congrats Corrine, it looks great and also an awesome job and publishing it yourself – the web has truly changed things!
.-= Joel´s last blog ..Using Digg To Enhance Your Online Success =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Hi Joel –

Thanks. It would have been easier for a tech like you to do it. But I struggled through it and amazingly, it turned out fine.

I am pretty excited about it.

Pass it on to your single friends. (Not just widows or even women)

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Tricia Saunders July 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

Corinne…

I will stop by Powell’s City of Books today and buy this; it looks GREAT!

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Affiliate Management Maven July 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Congratulations Corrine on this amazing accomplishment!
.-= Affiliate Management Maven´s last blog ..Blog income is not that easy =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 30, 2010 at 2:10 am

Thanks for noting it.

Appreciate your good wishes.

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hesbon kerongo July 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm

To you all for the great accomplishment.
.-= hesbon kerongo´s last blog ..Jul 29- career and goalsetting =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 30, 2010 at 2:09 am

Thank you for noticing!

Appreciate your dropping in.

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Tyrone July 30, 2010 at 1:56 am

Hi Corinne,

Congratulations for this successful launch and I love not only the concept but the cover as well! You really did a fabulous job to make it look savvy and sweet. 🙂

Tyrone

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 30, 2010 at 2:11 am

Thanks, Tyrone. Great compliment from you. I wanted the cover to be a little zany and “savvy.” Glad you approve.

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Natalie (EFT Tapping) July 30, 2010 at 7:29 am

Corinne, the title alone has inspired me.

I’m on the cusp of a solo journey.

Just doing the final packing, sorting and cleaning as I sell my house. After a few weeks visiting friends and relatives I’m leaving the country.

It’s hard for me to explain exactly what I’m up to – even to myself. One thing I do know – I’m letting go of the possessions I’m currently letting possess me.

I look forward to reading your book. Although I don’t know you, I’m cheering for you and feeling gratitude for your example.
.-= Natalie (EFT Tapping)´s last blog ..EFT With Children – Tapping Examples =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
July 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

Dear Natalie –

OMG I am so excited for you.

(Would love to hear the back story)

I owned a travel agency for 20 years and I traveled the world – many times alone. I always found someone to chat with. If I didn’t I would book myself on a day tour and make some friends. People are much more likely to invite you to join them for lunch or dinner if you are alone.

Please keep in touch. My email is miraclecor at aol.com. Just substitute the@

Will you share your adventures?

Thanks for buying my book. Let me know if you like it. (You will)

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Amy LeForge July 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Corinne, I’m so pleased for you! Congratulations on your most recent amazing accomplishment. You rock, my friend.
.-= Amy LeForge´s last blog ..FFYF- Day Off Edition =-.

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Dawn August 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

Congratulations! I am so proud of you and plan to promote you all over the place! As they say in England, Good Show!
.-= Dawn´s last blog ..Oh! Canada! =-.

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Michele Weldon August 2, 2010 at 7:55 am

Congratulations, Corinne. You are such a true inspiration– funny, wise, insightful, authentic. Can’t wait to read it.

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Corinne
Twitter:
August 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

And Michele –

I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE YOU READ IT.

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Mandie August 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I was so glad to give you the cover image 😀
I cannot wait to read this book. Thank you again and if you ever need more artwork in the future you know who to email!

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Corinne
Twitter:
August 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Dear Mandie –

Everyone loves the cover. Thank you so much.

My book starts at the funeral of my husband but it is not a grief book. This poor soul was suffering so much we were praying for him to go where there was no more pain.

It is about being single after being married for a number of years and the adjustment to it.

I searched and searched for a cover photo. Everything was so sad. I wanted something that celebrated life and getting back into it.

I accidently found yours and fell madly in love. It was just quirky and zany enough. And when I asked you if I could use it, you quickly said, “Sure.” It was meant to be.

Some of the book is sad. But lots of it is funny.

Sent your copy out today. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

Eternal gratitude. You were exactly the right person. With precisely the right talent.

Love,

Corinne

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Andrew from Blogging Guide
Twitter:
August 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

Corinne,

Thanks for the book – my wife loved it.

She couldn’t put it down and read it in one go.

Andrew
.-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Do NOT Buy Rapid Video Blogging Course =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
August 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

Dear Andrew –

Tell Joy I am thrilled she liked it.

When you have time (??????????) maybe you will take a go at it.

You know, it wouldn’t hurt for you guys to learn how women really think!

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Debbie from Happy Maker
Twitter:
August 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

Great job Corinne. I had to keep reading. I love the way you present it. Very Unconventional and I like that.

I have lived without a man, it can be a challenge, but does have it goood points.

I do wished I could get Steve to take care of my oil changes though.

Thanks for making your book. You put a happy smile on my face.
Debbie
.-= Debbie @ Happy Maker´s last blog ..They laughed when I sat down in front of the video camera – but then i began to have fun =-.

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Affiliate Management Maven August 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Corinne,

What fantastic new. Congratulations.
.-= Affiliate Management Maven´s last blog ..Make My Marketing Work Review =-.

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Raymond Chua
Twitter:
August 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

You’re awesome, Corrine!

There’s so much to learn from you. 🙂

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katelim August 14, 2010 at 6:40 am

Wow, sounds interesting. I think I have to get a book for myself. Thanks

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Being the Change I Wish to See
Twitter:
August 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Corinne,

I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy. I’ve got a gift card to B&N, so if it’s there, I’ll be able to buy it now. If not, I’ll have to wait until pay day.

If it’s anything like your other books, I’ll have to start when I have time to finish it. I haven’t been able to put your other books down.

I’m sorry that Dr. James Kavanaugh passed away. He didn’t realize it, but putting Rachel Maddow in the same box with Ann Coulter is like meaning night when you say day. Rachel is in the boat with the others, and who knows, she may find your book, read it and interview you. I recommend sending her a copy at 30 Rock. The address is on the MSNBC website somewhere. I probably have it, too and will look. She reads a ton, that no-TV thing you know.

Congratulations on the new book! I’m spreading this post around as much as I can. I know a lot of friends who would love it.

Love always,
Sherri
.-= Being the Change I Wish to See´s last blog ..Happy Anniversary Social Security =-.

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Amy LeForge August 20, 2010 at 6:59 am

Corinne, I gotta remember to tell my neighbor about this book! Thanks for the reminder.
.-= Amy LeForge´s last blog ..In Defense of Pushy Parenting =-.

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Corinne
Twitter:
August 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

Hi Amy –

Thanks. hope she enjoys it.

At the bottom of the post is a link to some new interviews I did with Michelle. Just put the link on.

She is so good.

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mma December 31, 2012 at 4:03 am

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