Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, & Her Polish Heritage

Biographies & Memoirs

By Linda Wisniewski

Publisher : Pearlsong Press

ABOUT Linda Wisniewski

Linda Wisniewski
Linda C. Wisniewski lives with her husband and teen-aged son in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she is a substitute librarian, writes for a weekly newspaper and teachers memoir workshops.

Her memoirs, essays and articles have been published nationally, and she was no More...


Even before she was diagnosed with scoliosis at thirteen, Linda Wisniewski felt off kilter. Born to a cruel father and a long-suffering mother in the insulated Polish Catholic community of upstate New York, she learned martyrdom as a way of life. Off Kilter shows her learning to stretch her Self as well as her spine as she comes to terms with her mentally deteriorating, widowed mother and her culture. Only by accepting her physical deformity, her emotionally unavailable mother, and her Polish American heritage does she finally find balance and a life that fits.

Linda C. Wisniewski is a librarian and newspaper feature writer who teaches adult education memoir classes. Off Kilter is her first book.