I’ve Worn Many Hats is the candid memoir of my unorthodox 82-year life: sometimes reckless, often full of humour, romantic, tragic, philanthropic, definitely never boring!
This is a book that appeals to a wide audience of readers and has received comments like this one: “What I read on recommendation of a friend and expected to be just another memoir, turned out to be so much more! Your life is an inspiration to us all and the frank honesty you’ve displayed in I’ve Worn Many Hats is to be applauded. Entertaining, yes, but after reading the book’s first half that recounted various escapades during your early life (romantic, criminal, tragic) I didn’t see coming what happened next. You are indeed an inspiring woman and the work you have done in Honduras amazing.”
Who is Anne Fowler? A retired Canadian who for the past 22 years has lived 6 months at her Haliburton Ontario Cottage and six months in Honduras where she has developed free education/health programs for her village’s children.
Why the title I’ve Worn Many Hats? The book’s title refers to the many different roles I’ve played in my life and the fact that not only do I have enough hats to start a millinery store, but am rarely seen without one. In fact, someone once commented when I was not wearing my usual chapeau, “Oh look, Anne has hair!”
All book profits go towards my Honduran children’s programs
Get ready to experience a roller coaster ride of emotions!
Laughter, sadness, empathy, outrage. Canadian Anne Hamilton Fowler appeared to have it all. However, life is not always as idyllic as it seems and at age twenty a series of events almost destroyed her. Emerging from the wreckage she reinvented herself, started over, and proceeded to live on the edge with a risk-taking lifestyle. Then in 1993, an event experienced during a trip to Central America changed everything.
“I’ve Worn Many Hats” is an inspirational read that demonstrates our human frailties, one’s ability to survive personal adversity, and how we can learn to forgive both ourselves and others. It is a story of redemption.
Anne Fowler is a retired Canadian who divides the year between her Haliburton summer cottage and Central America. This memoir is her first book and all proceeds will go to support Anne’s ongoing humanitarian work in Honduras.
My web site has the buy link, an interview, plenty of pictures and info on the work in Honduras
About Anne Fowler
About Anne Fowler
Anne Fowler, only child of Audrey and Stewart Hamilton, was raised in Toronto where she attended Leaside High School and Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing. In 1962 American Airlines beckoned her to Dallas, Texas and life in the sky as a flight attendant. Twice divorced, Anne first married a young minister from Louisiana and then long-time best friend Dr. Bob Fowler of Toronto. They raised a daughter and son who later produced a grandson and granddaughter. In 2001, Anne retired, closed her company, Hamilton Enterprises, and left behind a thirty year career in Human Resources. She relocated to El Progreso, Honduras to volunteer at a clinic where care is provided for patients who lack the funds to be treated elsewhere. During this time, Anne developed the Visiting Doctor program for international ophthalmologists, started the Healthy Living Education project in local elementary schools, and helped with a variety of clinic and community activities. In 2006, after purchasing property in the small north coast village of El Porvenir, she built Hamilton Benest House, a home providing accommodation for visiting dentists, doctors, teachers, and other volunteers. Her major program in 2021 is Phase Two of the Healthy Living Program. This annual dental program, conducted by two Canadian dental teams, provides dental care for over 1,000 elementary school students in the area. Anne’s programs continue to thrive and she has continued to develop community initiatives designed to improve the lives of Hondurans. Anne divides her year between El Porvenir and her Haliburton cottage north of Toronto.
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