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Pain, Pumpernickel & Profound Forgiveness: A Daughter's Story of her Punishing & Loving Relationship with her Father

Rosanne D'Ausilio

An intimate and soul-searching chronicle of Rosanne's transformation from seeing her father as a source of pain, hurt, and fear to embracing the healing power of compassion, generosity, and forgiveness.

Rosanne shares her tumultuous yet redemptive relationship with her father. -a saga where moments of sheer joy collide with gut-wrenching heartache and revelations so bittersweet, they'll bring tears to your eyes. From the haunting image of a young girl dressed in a yellow pinafore, white socks, and shoes, afraid to smile, to the heartwarming camaraderie of Sunday morning adventures to the bakery, where they indulged in watermelon-sized pumpernickel bread and witnessed the magic of coconut bars being meticulously crafted.

Hold on tight as her extraordinary journey is punctuated by tales of Divine Intervention (DI's), jaw-dropping moments that defy logic. Pivotal moments that shaped her perceptions and personal growth. Her understanding of her father evolves with every revelation, peeling back layers of miscommunication and seething resentment to expose the electrifying potential of forgiveness. Each story is a testament to her mind-bending evolution and the awe-inspiring resilience of the human spirit.

Rosanne's writing is a force to be reckoned with--vivid descriptions and an attention to detail as sharp as a lightning bolt. Her style doesn't just draw you in; it kidnaps your senses, thrusting you headfirst into her world, forcing you to experience her memories and emotions as if they were yours. Brace yourself for a journey of healing that will leave you forever changed.

At its core, this memoir is proof of the remarkable capacity for change and healing that resides within us all. With a reflective style, Rosanne offers a universal message of hope and redemption. Her words inspire us to reflect on our own relationships, encouraging us to embrace the profound metamorphosis that love can bring.


Have you ever had the experience of being with someone and feeling that space is sacred, safe, and special, that no words were needed? I have too, albeit those times are rare but memorable. It felt like if you spoke, it would take away from the moment.

The opposite is an uncomfortable silence, felt as stress, anger, and sometimes fear. At the very least, it's like walking on eggshells and not knowing what to do or say. Taken to an extreme, you might think it was your fault. I experienced all of these in this book, in these vignettes, and especially in this story. This is a common occurrence in my memories of the time spent with my father.

In my stories lives the possibility for you to:

    Shift your perceptions.Find compassion.Make peace with your pastExperience freedom andRaise awareness of your DI's (Divine Intervention).

This book turned into a healing for me - never saw it coming but it was and continues to be profound in its gifts.. I hope it does the same for you.



Book Details

  • Publisher: Human Technologies Global
  • Publish Date: Mar 26th, 2024
  • Pages: 148
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.34in - 0.43lb
  • EAN: 9798990016002
  • Categories: WomenMemoirsJewish

About the Author

D'Ausilio, Rosanne: - ROSANNE D'AUSILIO, Ph.D., is an industrial psychologist, consultant, best-selling author, executive coach, customer service expert, Call Center expert on the people side, and President of Human Technologies Global. Known as 'the practical champion of the human, ' in a high-tech world, she authors 15 mostly non-fiction books. Her first book was Wake Up Your Call Center: Humanize Your Interaction Hub now in its 4th edition. This is Rosanne's first memoir--A very different genre. Learn more at https: //www.drrosanne.com Rosanne splits her time between Northern Virginia and the Caribbean and can be found doing Zumba nearly every day. It's her body/mind/spirit dance.

Praise for this book

Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2024

"Pain, Pumpernickel & Profound Forgiveness" speaks directly to the soul, resonating deeply with anyone who has experienced the complexities of family dynamics. As I delved into the pages of this memoir, I found myself transported into the author's world, navigating the highs and lows of her relationship with her father with an intimate vulnerability that stirred my own emotions. Through her candid storytelling, I was reminded of the power of forgiveness and the healing that comes with embracing both the painful and loving moments shared with loved ones. This book is a touching reminder of the resilience of the human spirit.

It was an honour and a privilege for me that Rosanne D'Ausilio chose to share her childhood memories growing up in the 40's and 50's in mid-west America and her travels to Florida and New York. This memoir was very well written and relatable to those over 60, and a learning experience for the younger generation.

Rosanne knows how to capture her audience, and I felt that I was being drawn in as I was reading, and really there with her in the moment in each chapter.

Congratulations Rosanne on a touching, thought provoking memoir! Waiting now on tenterhooks for your next one. I am sure you have many more amazing stories to intrigue us!


Pain, Pumpernickel & Profound Forgiveness is a heartfelt dive into Rosanne D'Ausilio's complex relationship with her father, blending raw emotions with the warmth of shared moments over pumpernickel bread. Rosanne's journey from fear and pain to understanding and forgiveness feels like a rollercoaster of emotions, dotted with moments of divine clarity that challenge logic but guide her towards peace. What struck me most was the transformational power of her narrative; it's not just about reconciling with the past but also about embracing the present with compassion and openness. The vivid descriptions pull you into her world, making you feel every high and low along the way. It's a story that resonates deeply, reminding us of the healing that comes from looking within and the profound changes that forgiveness can bring about. Rosanne's account is a powerful testament to the human capacity for growth and the liberating journey towards freeing oneself from the shackles of resentment.


I just finished this memoir, a beautifully woven tapestry of memories and emotions, is a touching book that resonates deeply with my own experiences. As someone whose father is currently battling cancer, this book felt like a gentle hand guiding me through a labyrinth of past and present emotions.

What struck me immediately is Roseanne's heartfelt and honest portrayal of her tumultuous relationship with her father. Her journey towards healing and finding peace with her past echoes the struggles and triumphs many of us face in our relationships.


As I turned the pages, I found myself reflecting on my childhood, understanding my relationships with family and friends in a new light. The author's experiences and insights helped me view my own life story with more open-heartedness and less judgment. The way she navigates her complex emotions and ultimately finds a sense of peace is something I aspire to in my own life. Beautifully written.

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