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My Life as a Doormat by [Gardner, Rose]
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Length: 218 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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Do you ever feel like life, work or family is overwhelming? Romance doesn’t always go as planned. Do your friends think you quirky? Superstitious? Are you a people pleaser? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions then My Life as a Doormat is the book for you.

My Life as a Doormat follows the adventures of Rose Gardner. It’s 1980. Naïve and fresh out of college Rose moves to Manhattan against her parents’ wishes to pursue an acting career. Anxiety-ridden and insecure, Rose fights to maintain her sanity, while establising herself as an actress and coping with bad relationships, unpredictable roommates, bad decisions, bad jobs, and bad friends.

Rose Gardner is also featured on Facebook, see The Society for Recovering Doormats.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: ThomasMax Publishing (10 November 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #392,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A wonderful story about evolving from being a people pleaser to standing in your own power. It was also a useful reminder that behind every person there is a series of events, experiences and people who made them what they are today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a terrific read, a flashback to the familiar! 1 December 2014
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The characters are entertaining and the writing clever, light and witty. Manhattan is a great backdrop then and now for hope-filled dreamers willing to work around life in a vast island of anonymity. The story of Rose unfolds as an adventure as she experiences life in a big city filled with the day to day challenges of just paying the bills. Challenging herself, we feel her deep disappointments and personal achievements as Rose discovers who she is! LOVE!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A doormat learns to open doors! 13 December 2014
By Leslie N - Published on
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Rose Gardner, a 20 something aspiring actress and “doormat” living in New York City in the 1980’s, is a timeless character with whom most women will recognize something of themselves. Told with a great sense of humor and emotion, the story follows Rose as she pursues her dreams, while finding herself through her, often hilarious, trials and tribulations. You will cry for Rose as she suffers through heartbreak, and you will cheer for her as she finds her own voice and learns to value herself. I hope there will be more of Rose Gardner's adventures to come!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TAKE ME BACK TO MY YOUTH 13 May 2015
By MB - Published on
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Rose Gardner writes with humor and depth about personal issues that have 
touched all our lives.  The book made me laugh, cry and brought me back
to my youth.  It brought me back to my younger days living in Manhattan, to 
all our struggles, our challenges and our triumphs.  Read this book and take
this journey.  You won't regret it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Humor and Meaning 13 September 2015
By Adam - Published on
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What a delightful read. The story of a struggling actress in Manhattan in the early 1980’s truly reflects the vibe of the times. Decisions about career, friendship, romance, family, and life itself are dealt with in a poignant and humorous way that is meaningful to us all. You’ll love reading about Rose’s tribulations and triumphs as she navigates the urban jungle to make her name known. Can’t wait for the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! 14 October 2015
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An insightful, and intriging read. A sharp look into human relationships, personal growth, gaining self esteem and personal freedom, and the development of personal value. A fun and insightful book, written by a gifted and insightful author, who also has a generous heart and brings goodness to the world. Enjoy the book!