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Writers Inspiring Change feature book review: The Truth About Family: Inspired by True Events

The Truth About Family captures the essence of life behind the Iron Curtain, in the old USSR - the forerunner to modern day Russia. It shows the stark reality of young minds growing up in an orphanage under the rule of a Communist manifesto. Young boys and girls who are trying to find a sense of identity and accomplishment while straight-jacketed by communist mediocrity and oppression. It is also a very personalized story about one boy's search to find his family in the wake of post-World War II era in the USSR. The book conveys a sense of hope - that in spite of the bleakness of the collective communist system - the only real warmth and life which existed at all was the result of individual people who imbued it with such. A simple story and one that shows that with persistence, no goal goes unrewarded.

Review by International Writers Inspiring Change

About Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels lives her life as if it were a game and never wants to stop playing. Author of "Self-Gamification Happiness Formula," "5 Minute Perseverance Game" and instructor of the online course "Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life Into Fun Games," Victoria developed self-gamification, an innovative method for approaching your life as games and having fun in the process.

Victoria is a writer with a background in semiconductor physics, electronic engineering (with a Ph.D.), information technology, and business development. While being a non-gamer, Victoria came up with the new term self-gamification, a gameful and playful self-help approach bringing anthropology, kaizen, and gamification based methods together to increase quality of life.

Victoria was born in Moldova, lived in Germany for twelve years, and now lives in Aalborg, Denmark, with her husband and two children.

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