“An Uncommon Life is an extraordinary story, told with remarkable simplicity and honesty of heart. I couldn’t put it down! I felt as if you took me into your family and let me dance with your daughter, and I was both enraptured and humbled.
“Thank you for letting your children live free to be themselves and pursue their dreams! Instead of leaving the reader with the loss of a beautiful, brilliant Artist, your story of Cedar reminds us of the everlasting nature of life’s spirit itself.” -D.J. Houston, Author of Havenwood Tales
“An Uncommon Life is beautifully written. Smooth and polished and inviting. I was hooked from the beginning. Merry Rosenfield certainly doesn’t live an ordinary life but it sure is an interesting one – including the small flaws and hiccups. And Cedar. What a gal. The drawings are wonderful. Major wonderful. She was talented indeed. I cried at the end. I didn’t know if I would but the waterworks just turned on.” – Leslie Silton, Poet
“Well, I just finished your lovely book. Wow. It was truly beautiful. I laughed, I sobbed and everything in between. It left me with a warm glow. I have a friend who recently lost her son. She is going through incredible pain. I am giving this to her as I think it will help her very much.” – Debbie Cook Baumgarten, Business Consultant
“An Uncommon Life is a perfect title for this heartfelt memoir. Ms. Rosenfield is a captivating and courageous storyteller as she effectively intertwines heartwarming stories with some of the seemingly unbearable challenges her life has delivered. She is clearly a pro at looking on the bright side of things and I applaud and admire her willingness to share her story. I would relish reading the sequel!” – Dr. Nancy Kay, best selling author of Speaking for Spot
“A thoughtful, complete, and compelling journey into an uncommon life. Each page is a bittersweet joy to read and savor.”– Andy Markley, Graphic Artist and Founder of Art 101.com
“Cedar Rosenfield was an artist: a writer, an actress and a fine artist. The relationship between this extraordinary young woman and her mother is the story of An Uncommon Life. Life is not always fair. But surviving its ups and downs and challenges, is really what this book is all about.” -Bruce Wiseman, Author
“You have an ability to draw in your readers, sharing your most personal moments from long ago, as if they happened yesterday.” – Laura Sherman, Free-lance writer, chess teacher.
“An Uncommon Life is a story that each one of us should read, whether we have suffered the loss of a child or not. This story is filled with art, with passion, with vitality and with a message that is as important as every moment of every day that we have.” -Laurie Anspach, Executive Director, CCHR Florida
“If I were a betting man, I’d be buying the movie rights!” – Peter Glickman, author
Each Chapter Begins with One of Cedar’s Drawings