Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent
by Donna Bourgeois


GENRE: Memoir


BookCover_Life with Ollie by Donna Bourgeois


If you are of dating age or married, I wrote this book for you.

This is not a self-help or a how-to book. This is the story of the metamorphosis of a timid, fear filled child who finally blossomed into a warrior. I have many scars that no one can see, but they are healed now. Through these battles to become a warrior, I have helped the wounded souls that have come to me and seen them overcome their demons to stand tall and proud of who they are. It has brought me great joy.

Through the years, I have heard along the way that the ancient Chinese would fix their broken china cups or figurines with gold to make them whole again, and more valuable. I believe that humans can be repaired with love and a sense of self-worth. Each and every one of us are here for a purpose and we are given gifts to help fulfill our purpose.

I would love for you to come on this journey with me.



We decided we would move to Ontario to have a better life. We bought our first home, a fixer-upper, and rebuilt the inside. We had been trying for a baby for five years without success. A friend of mine had a young daughter who had become pregnant in her second last year of high school. She asked me if I would be willing to take the baby until her daughter finished school. I said I would and she sent me money to buy everything the baby needed. I was excited and would go into her dresser drawers and count all the little outfits and rearrange them so many times. When the baby was born, she had no fingers on her left hand. This did not bother me, but my mother left the planet. Oh, what a debacle that was. She phoned my friends and told them they were not dumping their freak on me.

These phone calls continued until my friend called me and said she would keep the baby. She and her husband were afraid of my mother. So, I packed up her clothes with a sad, sad heart and mailed them to my friend. I went over the edge and my girlfriend called the doctor and he came and sedated me. Mom had won again.

My husband did nothing to defend me while I was under attack. It was like he didn’t care one way or the other. For the twenty-two years we were married, he never—not once—came to my aid when I was under attack from my mother.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Donna G. Bourgeois enjoys writing and painting, both excellent activities to soothe the soul. She went to university at 65-years-old and earned an associate degree in theology, just to keep the grey matter healthy. She considers her greatest quality to be the ability to love greatly and be kind to those who life have put on her path. Life with Ollie is her first book, although she has many more story ideas waiting in the wings. She believes if you listen to your inner voice, you will find your bliss.

Website – http://donnabourgeois.com/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19311913.Donna_G_Bourgeois

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Posted on October 29, 2020, in Book Tour and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Enjoyed the excerpt Winter reading material

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  2. This sounds like a very good book.

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  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and this sounds like a very good book, thanks for sharing it with me!

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  4. Great excerpt and giveaway. 🙂

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  5. Victoria Alexander

    Great post and awesome giveaway 🙂

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  6. Great excerpt, thank you for sharing it.

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  7. Thanks much for sharing your book and a giveaway. Sounds great and happy to have read about it.

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