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Pockets of Joy

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Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free

“No matter your situation, you have a choice. I chose joy.”       

Roxane Battle was on television for much of her adult life. As a news reporter and anchor, she traveled the world and met notable people from Jay Leno to Mariah Carey to Prince. But shortly after landing her dream job in her hometown of Minneapolis, Roxane’s marriage fell apart. Every day was a battle to keep it together on camera while piecing her life back together at home as the single mom of eleven-month-old Jarod. At one point, broke and alone, dinner was a single chicken McNugget.       
With wit, dignity, and gripping detail, Roxane shares her story of intentionally looking for joy during this challenging chapter of her life. Her faith was the guiding force as she searched for moments of gratitude and found a lifetime of grace. Alongside Roxane's practical tips for spiritual, professional, and personal wholeness for today's woman, Pockets of Joy reveals the incredible secret to a joy-filled life.



Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629119105
ISBN-13: 978-1629119106
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces


About the Author

Roxane Battle is a Twin Cities journalist and author, best known for over twenty years in broadcast journalism including as co-host of the KARE 11-NBC Today show. Now owner of Roxane Battle, M. A., LLC, Roxane is a gifted video producer, drawing on decades of major market television news experience to produce award-winning videos for corporate and non-profit clients. Named an “Architect of Change,” Roxane is a featured contributor on, and has also been featured in Working Mother and Ebony magazines, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has given keynote addresses for civic, business, and philanthropic groups including the Girl Scouts, TeamWomen Minnesota, and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.