True North - The Shocking Truth About "Yours, Mine and Ours" by Tom North Selected as a Best Newly Released Book by Independent Publisher Magazine

Author Tom North recently received recognition from Independent Publisher Magazine for his new book, True North - The Shocking Truth About "Yours, Mine and Oursâ. The soon to be released book is recognized as a best newly released, independently published title (Memoir/Inspiration) by Independent Publisher Magazine.

North remarks, âI'm thrilled that my book is recognized and honored by Independent Publisher Magazine! As more people become aware of this book, my hope is that readers will be inspired by this story of survival and hope."

After years of struggling with the decision about whether or not to tell his true story of growing up in the Carmel, California family made famous by the hit movie, "Yours, Mine and Ours", author Tom North gathered the courage needed to write his book. âThis book is the story of my journey through a life of domestic violence and child abuse,â North notes. âAlong with suffering from the abuse and the shame, my siblings and I also had to carry the additional burden of secrecy because we were a famous family - living a lie. There was no one to turn to. Who would believe this perfect family that everyone had come to love, was so far from perfect?â

Chris Powell, Celebrity Trainer and New York Times Best-Selling author states: âTrue North - The Shocking Truth about 'Yours, Mine and Ours', captures the devastating emotional toll that childhood trauma can have upon us, and how the powerful nature of self awareness, group healing, and forgiveness can set us free.â Tom North's book release celebration/presentation and book signing event will be held in the town where the family lived: Carmel, California, Friday, July 12, 2013, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Carmel Art Association and Pilgrimâs Way Community Book Store & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921.

North's preliminary book tour includes events scheduled in the San Francisco area, San Jose, Santa Barbara and West Hollywood, California.

North is appearing on radio and television programs, and is featured in newspapers and magazines. He is a keynote at rotary clubs and at child abuse prevention organization fundraising events, including Voices for Children, CASA. He adds, "My mission now is to reach out to people who feel isolated and help them understand that they are not alone and that there is help, and hope."

TRUE NORTH - THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT "YOURS, MINE AND OURSâ is published by True North Productions, LLC, and is distributed by Bookmasters, Inc. of Ashland, Ohio. Tom North is a writer, poet, and adventurer. As the 11th of the 20 Beardsley children made famous in the film âYours, Mine and Oursâ, Tom had first hand experience of what it was really like to grow up in that family in Carmel, California. Having spent his formative years growing up in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Tom was guided to seek solace and sanity in nature and later, Eastern Meditation.

He has become a successful financial advisor, writer, poet, and motivational speaker. Tom has written extensively about scuba diving, jade hunting in the wilds of Big Sur, and spiritual topics as well. He is working on his second book, The Economics of Spiritual Transformation.

Independent Publisher Magazine has been published since 1983. Its logo is: "THE Voice of the Independent Publishing Industry" and its mission is to bring more reader involvement and "voices" into the discussion of independent publishing and bookselling.

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