I was thrilled to hear that Carol would be writing a memoir about Miriam’s House. The world deserves to know the story of that place, both painful and beautiful, tragic and life-giving.
Carol does a masterful job of sharing the story with her readers from an honest and vulnerable place, never mincing words or glossing over the complicated emotions and situations she experienced while at the helm of the organization. This kind of transparency is a rare gift.
Nowhere I'd Rather Be is a must-read for anyone interested in a life dedicated to “the service of others”. Hopefully it will help others to explore their motivation for serving, ask themselves the toughest questions, and ultimately become more self-aware and compassionate citizens – something that is desperately needed in our modern world.
Cristina Flagg-Cousins, MSW