Tonawanda News —
Michele — one of Potter’s “friends with no last names” whom she met years ago during Al-Anon meetings — said she believes the book’s simple stories show the growth Potter has reached for over the years.
“I think that what the book really is ... all these little vignettes ... is seeing life through spiritual eyes,” Michele said. “She’s had a huge transformation from the person she was to the person she is today.
“It think the book exemplifies that, with each little story she tells, how she tries to see things through those eyes. It’s not always the easiest thing, but she’s done remarkably well.”
Potter has also written a second book for her grandchildren, although it hasn’t been published yet, and is at work on another. In the meanwhile, she’s promoting “A Girl Like Me” with presentations to community groups and book signings, such as one that will take from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at TNT Pizza, 48 Main St., City of Tonawanda. The book is also available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and bookstore.balboapress.com.
It’s all part of continuing the spirit of Simply’s Sue’s, Potter said, and knowing that “A Girl Like Me” can move past the challenges to live the life she wants to live.
“What I hope people take away is that I’m carry a message of stepping beyond the limits imposed on you and knowing God has your back,” she said. “There’s always more. There’s always hope.”