First-Time Author Pens FOR DEAR LIFE

First-Time Author Pens FOR DEAR LIFE

Oprah Winfrey. J.K. Rowling. Vera Wang. Marilyn Monroe. What do these successful and influential women have in common? They are women who failed before they succeeded. While the women who have achieved such celebrated status are few, those who have gone through similar inspiring life transformations abound; and among them is Sarah Tauber, the author who debuted with a genuine revelation in "For Dear Life."

For the first time, Sarah unveils the most intimate, and probably the most challenging, phase of her life. "For Dear Life" recounts the story of a young American woman who temporarily lived for two years with her husband and their young child in Tehran, Iran's showcase and capital city boasting a wealth of cultural attractions. With a workaholic husband having little time or attention for his bride, she became involved with an Iranian man.

Although infidelity may be taboo, it is a timeless issue that both men and women have struggled with. What is rather alarming is the data from the National Opinion Research Center's General Social Survey, which states that: "The percentage of wives having affairs rose almost 40 percent during the last two decades to 14.7 percent in 2010, while the number of men admitting to extramarital affairs held constant at 21 percent..."

As the survey revealed, Sarah's affair was something many women may have experienced. Yet, it was Sarah's humble admission and firm decision to address her past that truly healed, defined and transformed her into a credible example for women today. Writing a story that most of her family and friends were unaware of was one of the catharsis that she needed to turn her life around. Today, it is this same story that offers women the gift of hope and encouragement.

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