Renee Gibbons

Biography

Renee Gibbons was born and raised in Dublin, the oldest of seven children. She is a world-traveler, actor, singer and peace activist. A former columnist for the Irish Herald she lives in San Francisco with Lew, the love of her life and her cat Omar.

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Longing for Elsewhere
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,260. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
By the time she was eight years old, Renee Gibbons knew she had no one to rely on but herself. Born in a Dublin tenement she dreamed endlessly of escaping to elsewhere. At seventeen, full of dreams, she escaped to Paris with the help of a nun, a Hollywood actor and a kind stranger. Her memoir explores the themes entangled in her journey: identity, adventure, creativity and the passion for justice.

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cancer    immigrant    ireland    irish    memoir    reconciliation    travel