All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir by Ashley Judd, Maryanne Vollers

By Ashley Judd, Maryanne Vollers


In 2002, award-winning movie and level actor Ashley Judd discovered her real calling: as a humanitarian and voice for these soreness in ignored components of the realm. After her first journey to the infamous brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, Ashley knew instantly that she desired to recommend on behalf of the susceptible. in the course of her travels, Ashley began to write diaries that distinct striking tales of survival and resilience. yet alongside the best way, she learned that she used to be being affected by her personal emotional soreness, stemming from adolescence abandonment and abuse. looking in-patient therapy in 2006 for the grief that had approximately killed her, Ashley came across not just her personal restoration and an enriched religion however the non secular instruments that energized and complicated her feminist social justice paintings. during this deeply relocating and unforgettable memoir, Ashley Judd describes her odyssey, from misplaced baby to fiercely committed recommend, from anger and isolation to forgiveness and activism. In telling it, she solutions the ineffable query concerning the dating among therapeutic oneself and repair to others.

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He wasn’t a world-beater that afternoon, but that wasn’t the point. ” Who knew how far I could go if I pulled out all the stops? 54 | John McEnroe • • • I W O N M Y S E C O N D - R O U N D qualifying match. All the while, though, I kept thinking, I’ve got to find a cheaper hotel. I knew a player named Lucia Romanova, one of the tennis-playing Romanov twins from Romania, who spoke some French, and I asked her if she could help me. God bless her, she went all-out and found a hotel for about three bucks a night.

No, he just got into the game! So, another ten minutes went by, and in walked Zausner, furious. ” he screamed at me. Not at anyone else; at me. ” Not long afterward, my parents got a letter saying I was suspended for six months from the Port Washington Tennis Academy for bad behavior. “We’ve got to set an example,” the letter said. After I explained the situation, my parents were furious at Hy Zausner. ” they said. ” Peter Rennert got the same six-month suspension, but his parents were mad at him, not at Zausner, so they went in and apologized, and Zausner dropped Peter’s suspension.

Sometimes you should slice it deep, but sometimes you could come in and slice it off the court—use the angles. YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS • • | 27 • A F T E R I ’ D B E E N at Port Washington for a couple of months, an amazing thing happened: Harry Hopman showed up. Harry was a walking legend of tennis, the great old Aussie coach who’d turned Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, and Lew Hoad, among many others, from raw boys into stars, in the process winning sixteen Davis Cups for Australia between 1939 and 1969.

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