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Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, 172 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Hale Pub. (first published June 19th 2011)
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Melissa
Nov 19, 2011 Melissa rated it it was ok
I love Marian, she is a true inspiration. But the book added very little new to what I know of her. It wasn't well-written, just lots of snippets and no real depth about any of the amazing events in her life. I would love to read a real biography of her that explored more.
Kate
Sep 07, 2011 Kate rated it it was amazing
Well I"m about 1/2 way through and keep thinking --this book is TOO SHORT!! Very interesting and enjoyable to read.
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Passionate Journey by La Leche League International co-founder Marian Tompson is the story of a young mother who became known worldwide and was even referred to as "The High Priestess of Breastfeeding Mothers." Written in a light and casual tone, many of Marian's stories are familiar if you've read The LLL Love Story, Seven Voices, One Dream, or The Revolutionaries Wore Pearls. While theoretically a personal memoir from one Founder, rather than a history of LLL, because Marian's personal history ...more
Jennifer
Sep 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Well... where do I start?

Marian Tompson is one of the Founding Mothers of La Leche League. I'd read a few accounts of LLL history and also much more recently read that she had resigned in protest at the current management of LLLI. I knew she was coming to speak at a conference but as far as I was aware it was going to be about HIV and breastmilk. There was some to my mind rather giddy stuff about how if you volunteered to help with the conference running, you would get a ticket in a draw to have
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"Breastfed." It's a word that editors used to avoid. But thanks partly to Marian Tompson, co-founder of La Leche League (and an EPL patron), it's a widely-used word and a commonplace in our culture.

In this autobiography Tompson writes in ordinary prose about what began as an ordinary life. She was "just a wife and mom" ... who happened to start a breastfeeding discussion group that exploded into La Leche League. (Why this name? Partly to avoid the word "breast.") Since 1956, when membership comp
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Scottie
Oct 01, 2011 Scottie rated it it was amazing
What a marvelous life. I am so glad Marian Tompson has shared it with us in print. A history of childbirth and breastfeeding in our country since the mid 1950s, and a history of "Organized medicine" and formula companies and how they have undermined breastfeeding for decades.
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