Marching to My Own Drumbeat is a remarkable and wonderfully-crafted memoir of Sydney Marcia Rice. From magical tales of her childhood, then to being in the Peace Corps and teaching in foreign lands, and to getting strange requests from clients as a renowned plant doctor in New York, Sydney has managed to weave delightful seventeen short stories for all ages.
Filled with stunning illustrations and humor to match each chapter, the readers get a closer look into Sydney’s deliciously intelligent mind.
A heartwarming tale of her life experiences, each short story is unforgettable and showcases one’s resiliency through wit and a bright outlook in life. A gifted storyteller documenting her blissful and raw memories despite Alzheimer’s, Sydney remains a vibrant spirit, and it inevitably shines throughout the book.