New book shares Staten Island author’s story of survival
Island resident Kim K. Forstater has been up and down the roller coaster of
life—from abuse, to experiencing tragedy, to divorce, even breast cancer. But
no matter how difficult things seemed, she never once let the ride bring her
down, and she has prevailed.
In her new
memoir releasing nationwide this month, "Rings and Shackles," Forstater recalls
some of the hardest points of her life. Readers will witness her inner strength
as she triumphed over life's curveballs, picked up the pieces of her life, and
hopes that, by sharing her story, she can show individuals who have experienced
hardships that they aren't alone.
you think everything is going to be okay, your life can fall apart in an
instant," Forstater writes. "My life story is just that, about being okay and
then falling apart and picking up the pieces over and over again...No matter
how hard things might be, you will survive. I am a survivor, and you can be,