Shirley D. Garrett

When she was growing up, Dr. Shirley Garrett could not decide if she wanted to be Miss America, Lucille Ball, or Miss Kitty. She achieved none of those goals, but she did become the author of the best selling book, A Tap Water Girl In a Bottled Water World. The book chronicles Shirley’s adventures from living in an orphanage to becoming a Doctor of Education. Since the publication of her book, Shirley has heard from women and men from all over the country who were touched by her coming-of-age escapades – and you will be, too. From those challenging early experiences to a life filled with abundance, Shirley captures the essence of what it means to believe in ourselves and to understand who we are at our core. [+]