TOO MUCH of NOT ENOUGH by Jane Pollak & Giveaway



We turn to memoir today. Jane Pollak’s memoir, TOO MUCH of NOT ENOUGH (SheWritesPress) tells a very personal story of one woman seeking love and acceptance outside, and eventually finding it within herself.

Jane Pollak spent most of her life “looking for a family.” Raised by a mother who was emotionally unavailable, she grew up believing that love came from performance rather than from being seen, heard, and acknowledged for her true self. It followed that she married an extrovert who performed for his students and yet was unable to connect with his wife.

In this poignant, instructive memoir, Pollak investigates the roots of misguided love and paints a picture of what it means to live a satisfied life. Her tale starts in the couples’ counseling office, where her soon-to-be ex-husband drops the bomb that he’s seeing someone else. From there, Jane goes on to find self-empowerment through her La Leche League group, her career as an artist, her travels around the world, her journey through twelve-step recovery, and her experiences while dating in her sixties. At last, she forges a blissful life on her own in Manhattan, conducting business and enjoying time with family, friends and a bit of romance.

Inspiring and deeply relatable, TOO MUCH of NOT ENOUGH is a map on how to be the proactive agent of one’s own best life.



Jane Pollak was born in the heart of the Midwest, in Columbus, Ohio, but she inherited the city gene from her New York City-native parents. When she was five, they returned the family to a neighboring suburb, White Plains, where Pollak grew up. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in studio art and theatre and an MA in art education from Columbia University Teachers College. Her first book, Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye, was recently republished by Schiffer Publishing. Her second book, Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur (Crossing Press, 2001), shares what she learned as a home-based business owner who successfully turned her passion into a thriving company. When Pollak’s marriage ended in 2011, she moved back to Manhattan, where she currently resides contentedly single. She has three grown children and three grandchildren.


Thanks to Get Red PR we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about the last memoir you read. We’ll announce a winner. Good luck.

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15 thoughts on “TOO MUCH of NOT ENOUGH by Jane Pollak & Giveaway

  1. The Glass Castle was the last memoir I read. It really moved me. My ex husband was an alcoholic. It was actually very emotional for me when I read it.

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  2. The Last Memoir was The Last Castle. Very good story. I also just read Will’s Red Coat by Tom Ryan. Not sure if its a memoir since its about a dog, but it plays out like a memoir of this little dog’s life with no will to live

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  3. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell is such an absorbing account of the author’s most harrowing and life threatening experiences in her life. It is such a well written memoir.

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  4. The last memoir I read was Our Grand Finale by Laraine Denny Burrell. I enjoyed reading her growth and seeing her rise up after falling and pushing herself to excel even further. I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants a good walk in the past and/or to learn more about the life of a traveling dancer/free-spirited soul.

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