A lonely, immigrant chid, confused by her anger, her role in the family, and her ethnic heritage, Sylvia makes poor life-choices as a young adult. She struggles with depression, and a lack of self-knowledge. In her mid-twenties, after a teen marriage dissolves, she finds herself a single parent of four kids under seven. With only a high-school education and no alimony, what is she to do with her life? In MEMOIR of HOPE & RESILIENCE, Sylvia shares her story of joyful moments and traumatic episodes. She takes mental and physical anguish and turns these issues into a creative life. She invites the Reader to take her cathartic journey in the hope of helping others deal with the complexities that emotionally crippled her: topics such as change, ego, shame, betrayal, regrets, religion, sex and violence. Happiness, and living in the NOW, are also themes Sylvia draws on, from literature and life-coaches, which lead her to self-understanding and self-acceptance. This book reflects a journey of the human condition. Join this teacher in her intimate conversation with you, within her book of revelations, and the mysteries of life. Prepare to be surprised at what you learn about yourself.