Marlene Zahnke Hoerle's Story ...recenlty updated


Marlene’s  book, “Riches to Rags, Rags to Riches,” has been published and is now available in paper back at

To read more about the very well received book or to order it, click on this direct link to Amazon:

In 1998 my brain was struck by a virus, Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE). I was in the hospital in a coma for 7 weeks. Two doctors said I would be a vegetable. But fortunately, my power of attorney, Michele Toomey PhD, who was a psychologist and ex-nun, worked faithfully to  help me reclaim my life.

The description of the book is, the story of a financially rich, accomplished woman who became a financially poor, brain damaged woman who reclaimed her life through the help of Liberation Psychology, Michele Toomey PhD and herself.

This is also the story of care giving and care receiving.

Marlene would welcome hearing from classmates via email: