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Cancer survivor Marci Moore is reading Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist’

The local author of ‘Love Letters From Your Life’ also recommends Melinda Gates’ ‘Moment of Lift.’
Marci Moore is the author of "Love Letters From Your Life." [Courtesy of Marci Moore]
Published Sep. 6

At the age of 12, Marci Moore was featured in the then-St. Petersburg Times in an article by journalist Peggy Peterman. Moore was running a weekly newspaper produced by a staff of kids, the Justice. Edited in her bedroom, it included an advice column (Dear Blabby), news (boys falling out of trees and needing stitches) and want ads (babysitters looking for jobs). Peterman described Moore as a mix of a whole lot of freckles and old folks’ business sense, “with a flair for writing.’’ These days Moore, 61, has a successful career as a consultant for nonprofit organizations. Although she is proud of her work success, Moore, a breast cancer survivor, never let go of her passion for the written word. This month, with co-author Mary Anne Radmacher, she publishes Love Letters from Your Life: Inspired Ways to Show up With Love. Published through Innergized! Inc. of Seminole, a company operated by her wife, Pam Williams, it includes passages on love and hope as well as small, encouraging assignments to help push readers past some of life’s obstacles.

What’s on your nightstand?

The books I’m reading are on my nightstand and also my phone. I’ve read The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates and How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. So far (How to Be an Anti-Racist) is incredible, but I’m only two chapters in.

Do you recommend The Moment of Lift?

Yes. The book shares the story of her work around the world (with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). She has spent time looking at huge issues surrounding women living in poverty, and the book shares how strategically, over time things can change for women and their families. She is a strong advocate for birth control and points out how impossible it is for a woman in poor countries to get out of these difficult situations when she has seven children and barely an income coming into the home. She shows the value of supporting birth control access in these communities. I also have another book, Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain by Sarah Vallance. I have this one because I had to deal with a traumatic brain injury when I was a teen, and once I had chemo, I was affected again by the past injury. It was very interesting and helpful. Her injury, however, was far more challenging than mine.


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