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The Resource All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir, Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof

All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir, Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof

Label
All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir
Title
All that is bitter & sweet
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof
Title variation
All that is bitter and sweet
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ashley Judd is best known as the acclaimed actress in films such as De Lovely and Double Jeopardy, but these days she is more likely to be found wading through an African refugee camp or Asian brothel than on a film set. For most of the past decade Judd has been visiting human rights hotspots around the world to spread the word of hope, health, and gender equality on behalf of one of the leading public health nonprofits, PSI/YouthAIDS. Her work has put her in the company of Bono, Bill Clinton, and other world leaders in the battle against disease and poverty and in advocating grassroots programs to improve the lives of women and children. Memories of her own painful childhood inspired Judd to reach out to those in desperate need, especially abused and abandoned girls. She writes movingly of friends such as Kausar, an AIDS sufferer in the slums of Mumbai who becomes an activist and peer-educator, and heroes such as Dr. Rene, who lends his heart and soul to keep the sex workers of Madagascar from contracting and spreading HIV. Judd also describes her own personal spiritual journey of discovery that takes place during the interludes between her trips overseas. Through being of service to others, she unlocks the door to her own unsettled past, including an abusive childhood, and later on, her issues with co-dependency and depression. Through the act of bearing witness to others, Judd finds her own path to healing. Her recovery becomes integral to her ability to continue her humanitarian work. It reaffirms what her faith teaches her: "When I change myself I help change the whole world." Judd recorded her experiences both abroad and at home in more than five hundred pages of journal entries, which she has woven into a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope, and human transformation
Biography type
autobiography
Citation location within source
  • March 15, 2011
  • November 01, 2010
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Judd, Ashley
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vollers, Maryanne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judd, Ashley
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir, Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-406)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011002939
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780345523617
Lccn
2011002939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780345523617
  • (OCoLC)668188511
Label
All that is bitter & sweet : a memoir, Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers ; foreword by Nicholas D. Kristof
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-406)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011002939
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780345523617
Lccn
2011002939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780345523617
  • (OCoLC)668188511

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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