Sipping Champagne Through a Straw

Self Publishing

Sipping Champagne through a Straw: Beyond good enough is a unique tale about a migrant daughter. It introduces Maria, who born in Slovenia and seemingly destined for a life of poverty, exploitation and abuse, pursues a childhood dream for a better life that sustains her through an unhappy childhood; especially trying through World War II. Milena, born in Australia with such a severe disability that it is strongly believed she will never live life as others do. Milena shares her struggle with feelings of unworthiness that stem from a childhood of continual societal rejection which in the end influences her to make a decision she regrets. But like her mother, she has courage and determination, and finally takes control of her own destiny after a long journey of self-discovery.