A Young Woman's Autobiography of 20-Year Victories over Victimization
The new edition of Shirley's autobiography with a whole new look!
An empowering autobiography to bring humor, hope, and healing
Do you know someone suffering from a disability of unhappiness? Are you yourself a victim of a painful life? Do you feel hopeless, depressed, and empty at times due to procrastination and lack of motivation to perform certain tasks even though you desire to do so?
Want to live positively and passionately and live a life with happiness rather than accepting mediocrity?
Experience the hardships endured, the obstacles overcome, and the exquisite happiness won as Shirley reveals her endless shine.
The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine unveils the gripping true life story of child prodigy Shirley Cheng--a blind and physically disabled victim and survivor of severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis but more so of falsehoods in American medical system--and her loving mother Juliet Cheng.
From Juliet's victory over injustice in her 1990 internationally reported custody case with a doctor over treatment disputes, to the elation of Shirley's various academic and personal achievements, this autobiography will empower readers with life's true values and meanings.
"Shirley is more than a survivor, Shirley is a force of empowerment. Blessed with an optimistic positive attitude despite the hardships in her life, she always, always, always, looks on the bright side of every situation. Whenever I have a conversation with Shirley, I am uplifted and rejuvenated. Talking with Shirley is like taking a mini-vacation.
"In this new edition of her autobiography, you'll read about the triumph over tragedies as a child prodigy is born. You'll also be treated to photos and childhood drawings of this young lady with an endless shine. You'll learn how this juvenile with little formal education could score an exceptional 3280 on her GED test while doing all the math, calculations, chemistry, graphs and essays in her head without the use of Braille!" wrote Cynthia Brian in the foreword.
"The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine truly lives up to its title." -Rebecca Henderson, AllBooks Reviews
"The Revelation of a Stars Endless Shine is a true story about a Mother and daughters struggle to survive the daughters health problems which consisted of severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, blindness not forgetting to mention pure neglect and ignorance of the medical world. This story will take its readers into a world that neither mother nor daughter was prepared for; it was a world of frustration, pain, false accusations, misleading information from medical experts, and possibly the worst experiences of loss that a mother and daughter would ever have to deal with.
"The revelation of a Star's Endless Shine is a work of art. Shirley Cheng’s writing is absolutely flawless and her ability to bring her reader into the heart of not only herself but also her mother through her words is truly amazing and magical.
"While reading this book, be prepared to feel every emotion capable to a human being such as: pain, frustration, fear, horror, love, happiness, determination, commitment, passion, and best of all, winning. This book will teach you the meaning of dedication and pure love of a mother for her daughter. It will also teach you about perseverance and strength to never give up in life." -Dorothy Lafrinere, WomensSelfEsteem.com
"Shirley's unique way of writing further provides readers with a window to her intelligence, insight, and nature. Her matter-of-fact, original style and ability to prove a point is powerful. A disturbing, and enlightening read. Authentic, honest, and profound. Will change reader's outlook." -Christina Francine, Midwest Book Review
"This heartwarming story is one you'll want to read." -Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews
"The book is written in a lucid, vivid and flowing style and is easy to read. It may take the reader a few days to read through because of the number of pages. But it is certainly not boring and the author holds the reader's attention all through." -Swamy Swarna, India, Book Pleasures, Scientist
"...the tale of a sensitive, intelligent, and observant girl who happens to be painfully disabled; she suffers enormously but has the extraordinary gift of a mother who is sold out for her well-being, hook, line and sinker...Juliet Cheng's gift of love to her daughter is something that many able-bodied people never get. She is the epitome of the selfless mother/caretaker extraordinaire, shining the light on the lives of quiet, exhausting devotion that mothers like her live daily.
"If you are interested in a story of hardship and happiness, of personal triumph against horrendous disadvantages, of the experience of being female, Chinese, disabled and blind and yet achieving your dreams in an adopted country—then read this book. The level of success that Shirley achieves is remarkable and inspiring—no less than her achievement in writing this book. Her work and courage alone get five stars in my book." -Linore R. Burkard, autho
"Shirley and her tirelessly compassionate mother Juliet Cheng have been miracle workers, and one cannot help but think that has been their calling." -Malcolm R. Campbell, Author of The Sun Singer, Campbell Editorial Services
"This book will capture the heart of the reader and move you to tears as you travel down life's road with Shirley Cheng, a young author with a passion for life. Truly a star with endless shine. Well done, Shirley." -Wanda Maynard, Sime~Gen - Reviews
"I read this book in absolute amazement… Shirley, has written her auto-biography in a brilliant way… It's a story of amazing courage and human strengths, for someone to achieve so much, after having being deprived of so much is an awe-inspiring feat." -Angela Hooper, Spain, English Teacher and Editor
ISBN: 978-0-6151-5044-4; trade paperback with 700 pages
With more than 120 photographs and childhood drawings
July 13, 2008 marks the 18-year anniversary of the start of the five-month battle of 1990 international news of the custody case
As seen on CBS This Morning show with host Paula Zahn back in the fall of 1990...as reported on The New York Times, Newsweek, among many other publications internationally
Remember these headlines?
MOM, GIRL TOGETHER AFTER STATE ENDS FIGHT OVER TREATMENTS, The Miami Herald
COURT BATTLE LOOMS FOR MOTHER SEEKING TREATMENT IN CHINA, Daily News of Los Angeles
CUSTODY REGAINED AS TREATMENT OK'D and MEDICAL CULTURE CLASH: Chinese remedies to cure rheumatoid arthritis under fire, Houston Chronicle
ARTHRITIC GIRL BACK IN CARE OF MOTHER and MOTHER WINS CUSTODY OF GIRL, Boston Globe
MOTHER GAINS IN CHILD-CARE TIFF, The Washington Times
MOM LOSES CUSTODY WHEN SHE REFUSES SURGERY FOR CHILD, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Shirley's autobiography tells of true unfortunate, upsetting incidents in American medical and school systems experienced firsthand by her mother and herself, probing issues including but not limited to false doctor and psychologist reports, parental rights, human rights, disability issues, and education. It is not just the accounts of one disabled individual--it is an eye opener.
Let us have a careful look at our society. Together, uniting our power, we, the people, can positively change our world for all people, disabled and non-disabled alike. Turn our country into a true nation run by the people for the people!
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About the Author
Shirley Cheng (b. 1983), a blind and physically disabled award-winning author (with twenty-two awards, including nine Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Awards), motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, poet, author of nine books, contributor to twenty-two, and a parental rights advocate, has had severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since infancy. Owing to years of hospitalization, she received no education until age eleven. However, after only about 180 days of special education in elementary school, she mastered grade level in all areas and entered a regular sixth grade class in middle school. Unfortunately, Shirley lost her eyesight at the age of seventeen. After a successful eye surgery, she hopes to earn multiple science doctorates from Harvard University.
Shirley is available for interviews, speaking engagements, book signings, and inspirational events.
(A media kit and photos are available on request both electronically and by post.)