Surviving Sybil

My Quest for Justice

Fiction - Social Issues
307 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2023
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Author Biography

Roberta Conner grew up on a farm in Western Minnesota. She married a US career Air Force Officer and as a result traveled extensively. She had a 30-year career with the Federal Government - eventually retiring to the Coachella Valley in Southern California. She has one son and two college-age granddaughters - and is happily married to Jim.

During 2021 many of her friends and family were emotionally down and out due to Covid. Friends and family alike encouraged her to begin telling her stories as she always made people laugh. That was the birth of the Roberta Raves website which ultimately led to her publishing the book by the same name. She is grateful for the strong support of those friends and family and the many others who subscribed to her online blog - and gave her invaluable feedback as the weeks progressed. For some very funny and current Roberta Raves - please visit her website at:

Roberta's second book - Surviving Sybil - is now available on Amazon. This compelling new book tells the story of the last four years of her employment at the Internal Revenue Service. Her new boss - a black female - made work life horrific for Roberta - eventually leading to a complaint of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The pace of the action is frenetic - and the drama engaging - in this exciting new book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Surviving Sybil: My Quest for Justice is a work of non-fiction in the workplace, family life, and motivational writing subgenres. It is based on true events and was penned by author Roberta Conner from her own experiences. In this harrowing tale of an underdog trapped in a nasty situation, we discover how Roberta felt when under the thumb of a merciless boss at the IRS who discriminated against her and derailed her promising upward career path. Along with the help of her supportive partner, Roberta campaigns to the EEOC for justice, but the road is far from straight and simple to gain any sense of justice, and to recover from the damage that one person in a position of power can do.

After experiencing some of the fantastically humorous and uplifting work of this author, I was fascinated to delve deeper into her life and experience the struggles and more difficult times. Author Roberta Conner is equally as talented in expressing her deepest lows as she is with her highs, and the journey she undergoes throughout this work is quite something to experience even second-hand through her eyes. From the uncertainty of initial attitudes and clashes to the deep, sinking feeling of knowing something very wrong is happening to her, Conner maintains a sense of realism and confidence in her authorial style that lets you know that life is far from easy, but perseverance and the support of those who love you will see you right in the end. Overall, Surviving Sybil is a fascinating must-read for anyone working in similar establishments, and for readers, in general, seeking original, high-quality non-fiction that reminds us to stay strong in tough times.