Many know Dr. Ruth Westheimer as the pioneering radio and television therapist whose humor and warmth entertained and educated thousands of listeners. But how did Dr. Ruth come to be Dr. Ruth?
It's quite a journey It starts with an eleven year old Karola Ruth Seigel escaping the Nazis aboard a Kindertransport. After the war, she travels from Europe to Israel, joins the Haganah and becomes a sniper. She immigrates to America, and lives the American dream, starting as a maid, and becoming a college professor, and eventually a television star. Dr. Ruth's story is the stuff legends are made of
Roller Coaster Grandma depicts all those ups and downs of Ruth's remarkable life, and illustrates how her values, strength, and wisdom helped her navigate the challenges and come out standing talleven at her teeny, 4 feet, 7 inches.