“ We marvel at how extraordinarily talented people create art that touches our lives and bestows so much beauty on our world. In her poignant memoir To Play Again, pianist Carol Rosenberger shares her inspiring life’s journey with all the promises such a story should possess, and is now a celebrated author of a 2018 IPPY Award.
In all “Once Upon a Time” tales there is a hero or heroine who triumphs over some evil force with a most remarkable and courageous journey through to a “…happily ever after” ending. Such stories have the power to carry the reader to lands of mystery, love and loss, tragedy and triumph. Recalling our experiences with fairy tales, we know they model much more than right from wrong, they teach us life’s lessons – how to feel and how to be. They reveal many truths about the world – one being that it’s not always a fair and just place.
To Play Again is a brilliantly written, eloquent and inspirational memoir. And like a symphony, each chapter is composed of stories so thoughtfully interwoven that they add to the masterpiece that is the human experience. To witness Carol Rosenberger’s heart wrenching story is to believe again in the enduring spirit of “dreams can come true” and that we can in fact “live happily ever after”. This story of remarkable resilience in the face of almost unbearable odds, will amaze, encourage, and bring comfort to all who travel life’s rocky and unpredictable terrain. Every society has its stories – and now we have Carol Rosenberger’s To Play Again – a lesson through her life in music, reminding us that anything truly worth having requires commitment and courage. She is a living example of how art can heal your life, and To Play Again is a story for us all!”