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Richmond author has a message: Grow a pair
Newly published author Linda Samis has a message to share with the world: “Be yourself, and be it well.”
The book, Brass Ovaries: Grow a Pair was released in February and shares Samis’ perspective of how she feels people from all walks of life ought to be strong with their decisions, both personally and professionally.
“It’s not about asking for permission or seeking permission, it’s truly about being the best person you can be and trusting your own instincts…go ahead and do that.” Samis said.
The Richmond resident says that women and men alike should separate themselves from the herd, listen to their intuition, and do as they please.
“We’ve been given this incredible gift of life, what are you going to do with it?”
In 1997, Samis went through a divorce and stood outside her soon-to-be foreclosed home and realized she needed to “grow a pair of brass ovaries.” She became empowered to overcome hardship as a stronger individual.
She founded a bottled water company and soon got back on her feet.
The book incorporates alternate perspectives from some of Samis’ family members.
Samis’ 28-year-old son, Jordan, and her aunt, (who is a nun in Beverly Hills, Califorinia) contributed to the 106-page book.
Jordan wrote one chapter, describing the misconceptions that Baby Boomers may have towards Generation Y and describes the general attitude of young adults to the baby boomers readership.
He writes that Generation Y are trained and ready to emerge into the work force, but are faced with little or no opportunity, while also objecting to the stereotype that younger generations are “lazy.”
According to Samis, Brass Ovaries: Grow a Pair is spreading the word that no matter who you are, you have the ability to break that mold.
“Like it, don’t like it, I don’t care…I didn’t write this book for everyone to be like me – I’m just saying, be who you are.”