Run the Other Way
Run The Other Way is a story of passion and pain that reminds us of our human frailty and God’s power to redeem us even in the midst of overwhelming odds. In these soul-baring vignettes, Smith takes readers through the emotional chronology of her affair with a married man, giving an intimate and poignant window on the world of a woman whose joy in her professional success was tempered and tainted by her profound and deeply personal struggle.
For 20 years, Jan Smith has helped others find their voices, tell their truths, and relate to their audiences. As a highly esteemed vocal coach and producer for chart-topping artists, Jan’s music-world contributions are well defined — from credits on multi-platinum recordings to leadership within the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, appearances with clients on various hit TV reality shows, and consultation with the Chinese Audio-Visual Association in Beijing. But while her clientele has included more than 4,000 vocalists, musicians, and producers — and she has occasionally agreed to live performances of her own — it is through the written word, rather than vocalization, that Jan is now reaching her widest constituency. She has found her voice… is telling her truth… and relating to a large and varied audience with her honest and emotionally compelling memoir, a behind-the-scenes story of love found and lost, of sin and redemption, and of a life transformed.
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