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Eleven Days

From 35 Million to Food Stamps: What a Family Gains When Losing the American Dream
Narrated by: J.C. Cochrane
Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
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“Raw. Honest. Truly captivating. Seemingly ordinary people, share an extraordinary journey in Cochrane’s seek and rescue mission where she finds a clearer understanding of self, others and circumstance. She shares this story with transparency while wrapped in humor and insightful intensity with her honest discoveries of who she is, and in some ways who we all are.” (Karen Callan, Author of Just In Time

In her 30s, Judy Cochrane had by most standards realized the American Dream. In 2000, her husband Bill’s start-up company sold for 90 million. Their college romance and tireless work ethic built a bright future for their family, as well as a portfolio of 35 million. But just as the stars aligned for the 90 million sale of their company, they also fell apart. They went from living in a gated home perched on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona, to life in a beat-up rental, without job security and on food stamps. 

With pressure at every turn: three young kids, a failing economy, health concerns, a troubled marriage, and the loss of everything the family had built, time alone and getting grounded seemed impossible. With what little faith she could muster, she sought for a miracle. It came in the form of an 11-day house-sitting opportunity in Santa Barbara, California. During Cochrane’s quest, her spiritual guides and new friends included a surfer-musician, a dying writing professor, an Episcopal minister, a gifted intuitive healer, a pair of tattoo artists, a septuagenarian yoga practitioner, a homeless preacher, a foul-mouthed auto mechanic, two dogs and a cat, and the Pacific Ocean. 

Since starting Eleven Days, she’s passionately and gratefully inspired to create more work. These are coming soon. Included are excerpts of J.C. Cochrane’s next books: 

Carry On: The secret language, lessons, and heart-wrenching love a family experiences when a child endures addiction (copyright 2015) 

You Crack Me Up: From broken bones to broken homes and monsters, bullies, and stuff. One of 11 books in the children’s series, Oakie Doakie (copyright 2015) 

Judy Cochrane lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Bill, and off and on, with her three college-aged children. She often drops everything to get to the beach.

©2016 J.C. Cochrane (P)2018 J.C. Cochrane

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Amazing read

I don't think I could ever put into words my love for this book. I looked forward to listening every morning. I feel as if I know Judy from reading and her voice is a soothing as they come. I connected to this story and many things resonated with me. Judy had me laughing, crying and blurting out comments throughout my whole read. I am looking forward to reading her other books. Thank you Judy for sharing your story with us. Keep the faith ♡

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Simply amazing

I had read this book, but truly didn’t grasp the magnitude of just how much this was going to strike a chord with me. This helped me heal is ways I didn’t know I needed healing. Thank you for sharing your story Judy!

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Keep the faith....⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I first heard of this book on a podcast called MFCEO. She was a guest on their show to talk about her book. Sounded interesting and I decided to check it out.

I waited patiently for the audible to come out and boy was it worth the wait!

It was a fabulous story with life lessons attached. It’s thought provoking and self reflecting. It shares intimate stories while making you laugh out loud. And I love the surprise at the end! =)

I’ve already ordered the companion book “Temporarily Closed for self care and spiritual maintenance”!

Thank you Judy!

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Captivating and healing

This book is captivating. So much raw and honest detail in every chapter that I felt as if I was with Judy every step of her journey. I laughed, sometimes I was shocked and other times I teared up. This book is more than just a good read, it is healing. It is powerful.

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Badly edited book

This book illustrates , for me, what is a problem with Audible.com which is quality-control . This book is overly long and not really about what the title would suggest. The author tells her life story which is not that interesting or special. The idea of moving from huge wealth to "food stamps" intrigues the reader but little of the book was about this financial fall. I think the author compiled her years of "journalling" into a book to the boredom of the unsuspecting reader. This book needed a huge edit.

I am disappointed that , repeatedly, I am buying books from Audible that are not vetted for quality. This is a self-published book. Why is Audible even putting such books on their website? Or not alerting the buying public that the author could not publish with a reputable publishing house. I expect Audible to post books that have been vetted by publishers not junk.

The author was likeable and had some truths to share; I just wish someone had edited her down to 30 chapters instead of 69.

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If you like rich white wealthy chicks

Sure she lost all her money and continued to keep her famity together throughout. However, how many truly poor people sign up for New Agey yoga, spiritual retreats, chakra, meditation and generally expensive personal appointments while collecting food stamps.

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