Winner of the Los Angeles Book Festival Award and Hay House “Pick of the Month”
A Fun Novel with a Great Pay-Off!
“Pushing Upward is an extraordinarily wise, well-written and entertaining book. Once I began reading it, I couldn’t put it down.
A lot of stories provide an intriguing journey to nowhere — an interesting trip but ultimately without rewards. Pushing Upward is filled with rewards. It is fascinating, informative and fun. It’s also wonderfully cinematic. I think it will appeal to a very wide swatch of readers — including aspiring actors and writers, men and women of all ages, seniors, people with eating disorders, New Agers, Baby boomers, and those who look to guide their lives from a higher source of wisdom. It’s an absolutely delightful and highly rewarding read.”
Pushing Upward tells the truth . . . “A great book in my opinion is one that you keep thinking about once you put it down. Pushing Upward is that kind of book. You think about it because like it or not, you can relate to the protagonist (Sandra Billings), or you remember a time when you could. Whether it’s self-defeating behaviors, feeling unworthy or not good enough, feeling like an impostor, feeling defeated, paralyzed by self-doubt, being self-absorbed, out of balance, jealous over the success of others, disconnected from true-self, or pinning your well-being to something outside of yourself (a particular person, milestone, or event) etc., most of us have been there.
As I went through Sarah’s journey with her, I found myself wanting her to stop, get centered, breath, connect with her truth, and then engage from a place of . . . “Who I am is enough . . . it’s more than enough. I have a gift to share and I’m here to share it. I’ll do my part . . . and not worry about the rest.” And then I remembered . . . oh yeah . . . I should be telling that to myself!
This a great read, which lives up to the definition of “fiction” put forth by Albert Camus. “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” —Kathy Forbes on October 12, 2015
An inspiring and moving story that anyone at any age can relate to
“A friend thought I might “relate” to the book, and I absolutely did. When I was 25, I moved to LA to work in Hollywood in public relations for movies. I absolutely loved how Andrea Adler wove the story of Sandra Billings with the I Ching. I also studied and worked in the healing arts for several years, so I found that it was the perfect blend of the wacky happenings in the entertainment world with the perspective and teachings from the Far East. I could completely relate to the places Sandra Billings went in Los Angeles, as well as the places she went in her mind and heart. I really believe in synchronicity, and it seems that this book fell into my hands for a specific reason. I was truly touched by the rich and raw characters she created in Sandra and her sweet relationship with Emma. I was in tears at the end.
— Reader Girl
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