Two Years of Wonder

Two Years of Wonder: A Memoir by Ted Neill Stars: ***** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/AIDS/Africa/Mental Illness 280 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: September 25, 2012 Ted Neill picked up a knife to cut his wrists open and kill himself. Post hospitalization… Read More »

Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »

This Does Not Leave This House

This Does Not Leave This House: The Heartbreaking True Story by Julie Coons Stars: **** Createspace (2018) Memoir/Abuse 194 pages Summary: How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also… Read More »

To The Survivors by Robert Uttaro

To The Survivors by Robert Uttaro Stars: ***** CreateSpace (2013) Self-Help/Abuse 268 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: To the Survivors is about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors… Read More »

Dark Chains by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton

Dark Chains: a little girl’s journey through decades of pain by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton Stars: ***** Create-Space (2018) Memoir/Abuse 250 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  Dark Chains is an inspirational and spiritual book about a misguided young girl… Read More »

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Stars: **** Picador (2003) Memoir 320 pages Summary: Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at… Read More »

Garbage Bag Suitcase by Shenandoah Chefalo

Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir by Shenandoah Chefalo Stars: **** Mission Point Press (2016) 194 pages Autobiography/Family/Relationships/Abuse/Memoir Disclosure: This book was received for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Garbage Bag Suitcase is the true story of Shenandoah Chefalo’s wholly dysfunctional journey through a childhood with neglectful, drug-and alcohol addicted parents. She endured… Read More »