Recent Reviews for Lauren Roche
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 4/12/2007 11:04:54 PM|
Hi Lauren. What a story, what inspiration. You are my kind of person and you shine like a bright star in a dark world. Thanks for sharing your amazing message - you must surely give everybody hope that reads your astounding story. Very best wishes, Willie
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 12/9/2006 9:45:00 PM
I liked the story.
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 2/19/2006 7:25:56 AM
I like your excerpt and would like to read more.
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 2/18/2006 5:55:04 PM
One helluva story! I dedicate my poem "Light at the End of the Tunnel" to you and others who have suffered so...
You are one tough gal...
Life On The Line (Book) - 4/1/2005 1:08:10 AM
Your story is truly inspiring
May God Keep Blessing You
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 4/1/2005 1:03:35 AM
This looks like a fascinating book, one I will have to put on my to buy list
Look forward to readiny more about you...
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 6/20/2004 7:02:51 AM
Hi. This is Lillian Cauldwell, a fellow author at Authorsden. I wonder if you have considered using radio talk shows as part of your promotion & marketing. I've read your mini synopsis of your book, Bent Not Broke and would like to interview you on Thru-the-Cracks-of-Time. Please visit my web site, http://thru-the-cracks-of-time.com and study it thoroughly. If you like what you've seen, please email me thru-the-cracks.writeme.com, so that we can discuss it. All donations are now $50/hour, but you get a lot of benefits back from that $50 fee which pays for a LIVE interview with Q's & A's from the listening audience to you to that you learn how to "think on your feet."
I like presenting different types of books to Thru-the-Cracks listening audience, and I know for the many teenagers who listen to this particular broadcast won't be disappointed, and probably even more motivated so that they, too, after taking a wrong turn, can turn themselves around and head off in the right direction.
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 4/22/2002 8:30:00 AM
Is everyone capable of what Lauren has achived? The amount of energy and introspection needed to come to grips with reality; well she was fortunate to have corect medication to help lift veil of melancholy , may be lot of others are capable of doing the same... with the inspiration generated by her experience..
A good book to help as a pathfinder to many a victim of circumstance.
Life On The Line (Book) - 1/10/2002 1:38:05 PM
Bent not Broken (lauren's first book) was moving and inspirational. Life on the Line reveals a slightly more determined Lauren Roche, giving the world a good, hard kick when necessary, and getting kicked back in the process.
Life on the Line was written as the ending to Bent not Broken, but was held back for legal reasons. Good thing, really, because it gives us a chance to catch our breath from the amazing story that Lauren tells of her childhood and adolescent years, before diving head first into adulthood.
Lauren has not only conquered a neglected and abusive childhood, her life and her achievements have overtaken many who were born more privileged. As a role-model, this doctor is the best!
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 1/10/2002 1:30:48 PM
What an amazing story. And what an amazing story-teller. Lauren has shown her incredible determination by not only overcoming the obstacles that life has dumped in her path, but by writing about them also. It took guts to bare her soul and tell this tale, and it took guts to pull through and make good. BENT NOT BROKEN is a truly amazing book about a truly amazing lady. You miss it: you miss a slice of something that is simultaneously moving, heartrending and inspirational.
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 11/18/2001 2:49:21 PM
What a moving story by this wonderful writer! A Book That Should Not Be Missed...
Victoria Taylor Murray
'Thief Of Hearts'
Life On The Line (Book) - 11/18/2001 2:45:31 PM
An amazing read by an amazing writer!
Victoria Taylor Murray
'Thief Of Hearts'
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 7/15/2001 10:08:30 PM
This book is a fantasic teaching tool to use with young people from all backgrounds. Originally l used this book to show my students about how a person chose to rise above adversity. Now l am using 'Bent Not Broken' to stimulate discussion both reflectively and objectively in class.
This book is easy to read,leading the reader into the murky depths of childhooh abuse and neglect and out into the heights of personal success and gain. It is a testement to Lauren Roche's writing that the students l teach are constantly enthused by it. I have taught this book for English in both Australia and New Zealand to youths at risk and they have all found it to be engrossing.
Life On The Line (Book) - 7/6/2001 5:16:02 PM
Lauren is quite simply the most amazing person I have ever met, her books testify to her incredible guts and determination and amazing ability to still care about other people. LAuren is a very, very special person
Life On The Line (Book) - 7/3/2001 9:44:09 PM
It's one of the best books we've ever red! Lauren is sooo cool! She's our idol! She is a very brave and inspirational woman, Keep up the AWESOME work, :-)
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 7/3/2001 6:39:18 PM
This book enthralled my wife and myself so much that our emotional reaction is challenging to articulate. In a world full of villains it is so good to read about a genuine heroine. Bent Not Broken tells a tale of the human spirit overcoming enormous odds to triumph in the end. Sounds like a familiar theme, you say? Perhaps, but until you read about the trials and tribulations of Lauren Roche and feel the warmth, spirit, humor and humanity with which she describes her life to the point of becoming a doctor, then you cannot begin to imagine what struggle is really all about. This story is highly uplifting and well written. It is one of those books that you cannot put down once you start it. An easy read, and a joy which will warm our hearts and i hope those of many who have yet to read it. If you only read one book this year, make this the one.
Life On The Line (Book) - 6/28/2001 1:58:00 AM
well done it sounds like your life is on track now
you have a way of writing and i couldn't put the book down
Bent Not Broken (Book) - 6/18/2001 10:27:25 AM
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 3/10/2006 6:45:30 PM
I like that fact that you put these fantasies to paper. It's amazing what crosses the human mind you have described them in a skilled and succinct manner.
Bridesmaid (Short Story) - 4/1/2005 1:11:02 AM
Wow this one took me by surprise
Scenes From His Life (Short Story) - 4/1/2005 1:06:51 AM
A profuond and touching story, keep up the great writing
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 3/13/2004 8:52:27 PM
your descriptive powers are mature and enlightening...i enjoyed this much.
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 10/30/2003 1:21:33 AM
Excellent write...love n luck....BHUWAN
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 6/27/2003 12:29:52 AM
Yipes! You have some intense issues, lady. Nice writing, however, and I enjoy the cutting satire.
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 2/4/2003 8:18:51 PM
WOW. I felt myself lying on that cold, hard steel while reading this! Great descriptions.
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 3/2/2002 8:30:16 PM
Loved it. Loved that last line.
When I Was Still A Man (Short Story) - 11/18/2001 2:53:08 PM
A thought provoking story. I enjoyed it very much.
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 11/18/2001 2:51:39 PM
A very entertaining read!
Scenes From His Life (Short Story) - 11/18/2001 2:50:29 PM
A very touching story!
After Your Affair... (Short Story) - 9/8/2001 12:18:09 AM
Bravo! From one nurse to another, absolutely
When I Was Still A Man (Short Story) - 7/27/2001 1:12:24 PM
good stuff liked you wording style
Depression - the hidden illness (Article) - 8/20/2008 2:12:44 PM
Well said. It is so true that far too many people even health professionals don't know or understand enough about depression to help others get through it.
The Smallest Things (Article) - 4/23/2007 5:11:53 PM
Very interesting write. The elderly are often not well taken care of partly due to their own stubborness and part by society and family. How wonderful to read this woman had a new lease on life, being able to return to the comforts of her home. I enjoyed reading the positive outcome! Great writie!
Depression - the hidden illness (Article) - 3/4/2007 7:11:28 AM
Depression is a silent killer indeed. I enjoyed your insight, encouragement, and alternatives suggestions to battle it. I know first hand that alcohol only feeds the demon........Thanks for sharing.......
Paulie (Article) - 4/1/2005 1:14:32 AM
Inspring write, we all need to embrace others...
Paulie (Article) - 11/11/2003 10:15:47 PM
I found this article inspiring! My daughter suffered brain damage when she was six from a fall from a tree. She lost short-term memory and had to be constantly reinforced in her studies. I hope Paulie's high school experience will be as good as hers...
Depression - the hidden illness (Article) - 11/11/2003 10:04:59 PM
Wow! I was diagnosed as clinically depressed about three years ago. I was put on meds I cannot afford and thus, right now I'm off my medications because I don't know any student, even one my age, that can afford a perscription of three hundred dollars per month.
Right now, I am ready to graduate, under a lot of stress and trying to keep my life together without meds and without help.
Grief (Article) - 10/30/2003 1:23:05 AM
This one is excellent...Thanks for sharing this great article....BHUWAN
Paulie (Article) - 10/5/2003 10:01:32 AM
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Paulie sounds like someone I would love to meet and talk to for a while. Your description, both physical and emotional, is filled with so much imagery and love. He is a very blessed young man to have such a wonderful, loving, and caring, mother who can help him face and deal with the cruel world we live in today.
Your writing is exquisite in this piece and I hope that Paulie can understand the deep emotions that pour from your words. He probably understands it even better than I do. I can't wait to read more of your work. You sound like a very interesting person who has led and still leads a very interesting life and I'm sure your writing will reflect that. When I can afford it, I am going to buy your autobiography. For now, I will have to read the free stuff and wait for you to post moe!
Again, thanks for sharing this wonderfully written, touching piece with me. I really enjoyed reading it! I look forward to reading more of your work!
P.S. How DID Paulie's first day of highschool go? How is he doing now?
Grief (Article) - 7/3/2003 1:27:00 PM
Thanks for sharing.
God Bless You and Your Loved Ones
Officer William Heffner
Depression - the hidden illness (Article) - 11/18/2001 2:58:37 PM
A topic that was nicely discussed.
Paulie (Article) - 11/18/2001 2:56:51 PM
A wonderful article.
The Smallest Things (Article) - 11/18/2001 2:55:19 PM
Very nicely written.
The Little Man In The Boat (Article) - 11/18/2001 2:54:14 PM
I enjoyed this read very much.
The Little Man In The Boat (Article) - 11/8/2001 5:43:18 PM