"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
For almost twenty years, countless viewers have known Janice Dean as the "mostly sunny" TV meteorologist. But, like the weather forecast, life isn't always clear skies.
After losing her beloved in-laws in the spring of 2020, Janice faced a storm of grief and confusion. And once she learned that thousands of Covid-infected patients were deliberately sent to nursing homes, she took on the man she believed was responsible: Governor Andrew Cuomo.
What at first seemed like a futile fight ended with Cuomo's historic resignation. But it caused Janice to wonder: What fuels someone's resolve to go up against a powerful opponent? And how can ordinary people make the world a better place?
In I Am the Storm, Janice shares how she decided to go up against New York's most powerful political dynasty and tells the stories of others who stood like David against Goliath, choosing to fight for what was right rather than take the easy path. These ordinary people--from a California chef who defied another powerful leader's lockdowns to an American college hockey team that beat Soviet champions--faced extraordinary tempests. You'll be inspired by the passion of a gymnastics coach who vowed to change a sport mired in scandal, and the courage of a southern nurse who went to New York City to care for Covid patients at the height of the pandemic.
These and other true stories will reveal what it takes for real people to go through life's storms. And sometimes, those storms leave permanent damage. You may need a box of tissues as you read about a veteran who lost his hearing and sight to an IED, or a Minnesota mom who took up the fight against the opioid epidemic after losing her own daughter. But even in our darkest seasons, Janice shows, we can still have hope, resilience, and perseverance. I Am the Storm is an uplifting call to be brave like David no matter what Goliaths we face.
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Opening this shop is a dream coming to life. An independent, community-based online shop filled with books, beautiful products from local artisans, and conversations with authors and neighbors is a convergence of all my favorite things. When you add my eight-year old son asking if he can help show other children where all the best kids’ books are, there you have it: my version of paradise.
Now, more than ever, communities like ours need safe spaces to gather for discussion and reflection. Neighbors should feel welcome and be encouraged to ask questions, share feelings, and get to know one another. Bookshops are wonderful places where the act of pulling a book off the shelf can spark a conversation that leads to authentic and meaningful connections. Bookshops are magical spots where children discover the characters that turn them into life-long readers and learners. These experiences cannot be downloaded.