Fifty-five years after my guest’s father climbed out on a hotel ledge and threatened to jump—an event that made national news—my guest stepped into a crosswalk and was mowed down by a pickup truck. The accident—which nearly killed her— propelled her on a remarkable emotional journey that started with the unraveling of her own brush with death and then, unexpectedly, goes on to heal the childhood trauma buried deep within. She’s a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in political science, and of New York Law School, with a Juris Doctor Degree. After practicing law (rather unhappily) for twenty-two years, she finally found the courage to change careers at forty-eight and become a (very happy) seventh grade social studies teacher. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Amy Turner.

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