The stories of a successful North Central Phoenix woman and other women who overcame tremendous obstacles are being shared in a new book, “The Lemonade Stand From Sour to Sweet Inspiring Women’s Stories.”

Inspired by the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, “The Lemonade Stand” provides its own unusual take on the concept by sharing real stories of brave women who showed their vulnerability. One of them is Charlotte Shaff of North Central Phoenix, the owner of The Media Push and a wife and mother of two sons who beat breast cancer.

Michelle Faust, a content specialist and author who compiled the short stories, said she chose women to share their tales based on the gravity of their challenges and their willingness to reveal their most vulnerable selves. Faust discovered others like her had overcome tragedies but found strength and the desire to help others. The common theme among the 19 women is that health, joy and success do come back after you overcome the bumps in the road.

Faust said the book is suitable for anyone who has gone through or is currently living through obstacles or challenges in their lives.

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