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The Prison Lady: True Stories and Life Lessons from Both Sides of the Bars (Paperback)

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What really goes on behind prison walls and in the hearts and minds of inmates? Few know better than Phyllis Taylor who, inspired by Oprah Winfrey's Toronto Lifeclass featuring six incarcerated women, left a comfortable and prestigious career teaching technology at a high-profile international law firm to volunteer at her local prison. Her role was to "educate the weary, teach the illiterate and stop the bleeding." Before long, Phyllis was working throughout the prison system, coaching small-time drug dealers, serial rapists and hardened murderers on topics including anger management, gratitude, forgiveness, relationship health and positive thinking. Touching thousands of lives, Phyllis became a popular motivational speaker, widely renowned as "The Prison Lady." Now, for the first time, Phyllis tells the story of her fascinating, sometimes chilling and often uplifting work with prison populations. With uncommon honesty, depth and intimacy, she relates the experiences of the inmates who affected her most, offers the life lessons learned through counselling the marginalized and reveals a painful personal history that enabled her to identify with rude beginnings and untidy lives.

About the Author

Phyllis Taylor ============== Phyllis Taylor is a Certified Life and Mediation Coach with the Ministry of Ontario, for the past 10 years. Before this, she taught technology at an international law firm for 20 years. She attended Ryerson University for Journalism, George Brown College for Adult Education and Counselling, and University of Toronto for Philosophy. Phyllis's passion is to show love and respect to marginalized people, while guiding them on their healing journey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781989555972
ISBN-10: 1989555977
Publisher: Sutherland House Books
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 268
Language: English