Dare to Matter: Lessons in Living a Large Life

This purpose-driven memoir, combined with powerful lessons for rebuilding individual mattering, will fuel your life in meaningful and miraculous ways. In response to the childhood messages that she – like the personality-disordered aunt she supposedly resembled – did not matter, Shifra Malka writes to the core of her struggle to recover her beaten spirit and to build the large life that matters to her. Addressing the question of what mattering means, of what makes our lives large and when is it enough, Shifra explores these themes through the prism of how the question personally played out in her relationships with her family, her Orthodox Jewish religion, and the American culture focused on appearance, food, and money. Compassionate and healing to those wounded by similar messages, and energizing for all who want to make their lives large and remarkable, Dare to Matter is an exquisite call to satisfACTION. In other words: Yourself, reimagined.

“In Dare to Matter, Ms. Malka has written a compelling and courageous book about one of life’s most important topics. Namely, that we are all created to matter. As we find ourselves in a world awash in people who have inadvertently fallen prey to the lie that they are somehow too insignificant or inadequate to assert a presence that matters, the author beautifully compels her readers to rethink their circumstance and rediscover for themselves how we all possess personal power to lead our lives in meaningful and miraculous ways. I urge you to read this important, very well-written book. It is, in a word, superb.” —Brigadier General John E. Michel, author, Executive Director of Skyworks Global

“It is rare that I see the impact of my own work in such a clear and complete way. I listened to you read your cover copy which sent chills through me. I was struck by the brilliance of your understanding about what mattering is and why it is integral to accessing and maximizing our highest creative selves. There are literally endless numbers of people who need to hear that they matter. With your personal voice, you will undoubtedly broadcast the meaning of mattering in a singularly potent manner.”  —Barbara Sher, NY Times best-selling author

“Shifra has a commanding and distinctive writing style. Her writing is descriptive, profound and tantamount to a novelist. In all her endeavors, Mrs. Malka is a personable, skilled professional and a team player.”  —Rabbi Joseph Friedman, attorney, author and Director of The Jewish Learning Exchange, Olney, MD (a philanthropic Jewish organization focused on educational and social initiatives)

Shifra Malka is fascinated with the inner spaces humans inhabit. As the producer and host of a weekly radio program on social and educational issues that aired live in the Mid-Atlantic region, Shifra was known for eliciting hard, honest responses from her interviewees when posing the questions that others were too hesitant to ask. Underlying these conversations was one pressing question Shifra always wanted to answer: What makes our lives matter? Daring to step right into the heart of life’s complexities, her search for answers to this question is refreshingly approachable and impactful. Shifra is an award-winning writing and communications consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Biography & Autobiography
Paperback Original
340 pages  I  6 x 9 in.
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 9781950584420
Pub Date: September 2020

Format: Mobipocket format, EPUB format
ISBN: 9781732854093
Price: $9.99
Pub Date: July 2020

Narrated by: Shifra Malka & Jamie Cerniglia
ISBN: 9781732854048
Length: 11 hours, 3 minutes
Language: English
Price: $28.69
Pub Date: May 2020

Distributor: Midpoint Trade / IPG; also available through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and other wholesalers.
Individuals can order via Indiebound.org, online, or contact your local, independent bookstore.
Booksellers, libraries, colleges/universities, gift shops, etc., can order through IPG:
Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Order Placement: (800) 888-4741

Rights sold: All rights available.
Rights & publicity contact Dede Cummings, publisher: dede@greenwriterspress.com