Parnassus Books welcomes LynnMarie Rink as she discusses and signs Wrap Your Heart Around It.
With humor, bravery and untamed honesty, LynnMarie Rink shares her life journey: one full of surprises, setbacks and successes. LynnMarie casually and candidly takes the reader through an all too familiar childhood, where an alcoholic father masks a dysfunctional family. Then, as an adult, when her worst fear is realized (the birth of her son with special needs) she is unable to love or accept him. She suffers from depression, contemplates suicide and lives emotionally crippled. After years of “therapy and chocolate”, and a miraculous encounter with three women in a Sears parking lot, her lifelong search for her own self is achieved. She comes to grips with her past and future, learns to live in the moment, and admits that there were two people in her life with special need - her son, and herself.
LynnMarie is a five-time Grammy nominated performing artist. Her unique style of music has garnered her worldwide attention. She has collaborated with some of the music industry’s most respected artists from Chet Atkins, to Vince Gill to Air Supply. When she is not preforming on stage or in front of the cameras, she is working behind the scenes as a television associate director and producer. In her spare time LynnMarie can be found sharing her story of hope and encouragement as a motivational speaker. She lives in Nashville, with her husband and their nine-year-old son James.