Authentic Human Connections Through Storytelling|Storytelling Legacy Book Review

Authentic Human Connections Through Storytelling | Storytelling Legacy Book Review

Everyone has a story to tell. As humans, we are fascinating and complicated. Many of us have weathered storms that others can’t even comprehend or accomplished feats that have made the world a better place. I’ve always found it interesting that the most interesting people I meet usually don’t think they are interesting at all.

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is one of those people. Despite being a multibook author and a pioneer whose work has transformed the narrative surrounding the impact of addiction disorders on the entire family, she considers herself “an ordinary person who has had amazing and surprising events happen.”

For the first time, she shares her compelling stories of serendipity, celebrity encounters, and happenstance that make real life far more interesting than fiction in her new book.  Storytelling Legacy: Everyone Has Stories—What are Yours? shares ideas, tactics, and advice for helping others cultivate authentic, human connections through storytelling during a time when business and life is conducted from a smartphone.

A family therapist, Sharon, noted, “Screens and data have overtaken our society and many of us are overloaded, digitalized and distracted. But my book, Everyone Has Stories—What are Yours?  can be used to facilitate connection, engagement, healing, and growth. We all have stories to share the we create a brighter future for others when we do.”

The author has brought hope and healing to millions of people through her work as a family therapist, co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, acclaimed author and conference presenter. She invites readers to join her as she recounts her remarkable life in Storytelling Legacy, hoping that her narrative will encourage readers to share their own experiences through the power of storytelling.

“Communication is more than an exchange of information,” Sharon said. “Words can inspire; words can teach important lessons. And woven together, words offer a legacy to those we love for generations to come.” 

In the recounting of her legacy, Wegscheider-Cruse includes tales of celebrity, culture, humor, history, questions, relationships, surprises, spirituality, traditions and travels.

She then invites readers to go deep within, to realize the wonder of their own life experiences, and to craft their own legacy of stories. 

“Everyone has a story,” she adds. “What is yours?”

About the Author


Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is a family therapist, businesswoman, and founder of Onsite Workshops. She is the author of 23 books, including 5 bestsellers, translated into 13 languages, most notably Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family, Learning to Love Yourself, and Choicemaking. She has brought hope and healing to millions through her company, Onsite Workshops, TN, and fostered a movement that brought direction to millions of adult children of alcoholics. The co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), she has trained and lectured for the US Air Force, counseling agencies, spa wellness centers, and corporations. She has developed programs in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Sharon has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Phil Donahue Show, The Larry King Show, and The Today Show. Her love for her soulmate, Joe, is everlasting and her greatest accomplishment is her joy for her children, her grandchildren, and relationships with her friends.

For more information, visit https://sharonwegscheidercruse.com/. 

Storytelling Legacy: Everyone Has Stories—What Are Yours?
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: July 26, 2022
ISBN-10: 0757324355
ISBN-13: 9780757324352
Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Available from Amazon.com

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