I Just Looked Up

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
330 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2016
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Author Biography

Sue Krupa Gray was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island,and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a singer, songwriter, Sue has recorded music in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City for Deseret Book, Lex de Azevedo, along with self-published works. For over twenty years she has been a youth and women’s group speaker traveling across the United States spreading her message of love, faith, and what really matters in life. Trained in the motivational field as a life coach and seminar instructor, Sue has worked for and been trained by Denis Waitley, and Zig Ziglar. More recently she has been actively involved in traveling to Kenya, Africa, engaged in humanitarian efforts with a local humanitarian group “Africa Is Life Changing”http://www.africaislifechanging.org, where she serves on the board. Recently, Sue, also served on the board of directors with the nonprofit group “Anything for a Friend”http://www.anythingforafriend.com where she helped raise needed funds for people with terminal illness or life threatening disease. Sue will be donating ceaseless hours to great organizations to help lift the stigma from mental illness. If you'd like her time or help, please contact her!

Sue’s latest creative effort is a full length, award winning inspirational story/ memoir of her own personal story of finding and using faith through adversity, titled “I Just Looked Up.” " So often we find it impossible to share the truth of where we have come from because of judgment, fear, and stigma. I believe it is time to lift the banners of shame and bring back humanity and love. That's why I am telling my beautiful, compelling, true, and tragic story."

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

I Just Looked Up by Sue Krupa is an inspirational and thought provoking memoir that takes readers on a journey along with the author and her transformation in spite of the storms and trials she faced in her life. Her story stresses the power and importance of love, and how it teaches us to understand the purpose and significance of our life. The author's story will encourage readers to look for their worth and purpose in life, and will give them the confidence to re-examine their lives with a new insight. It's a story of love, compassion, self discovery, faith, empathy, forgiveness and unconditional love, and will surprise readers with all its facets.

The author takes readers back to her life which was heart wrenching and painful. Her early years, her family, the unhappy marriage of her parents, and the trauma she faced while being abused by one of her brothers will make readers feel for her. The author's journey through sorrow and pain is incredible, and her willpower to transform her life is motivating. The author's story is tangible and many readers can connect well with her life experiences. The author's emotions are raw and honest, and she guides everyone in finding their path in life through setbacks. The pictures of her family make the book very personal and give readers a peek into her life. The book teaches readers about the power of hope and love, and how these enable us to conquer tragedies and pain in our lives.