book is Laura Love's memoir of her miserable childhood while growing
up in Nebraska. Laura and her sister were moved from foster
home to foster home due to the mental illness of their mother.
Laura has memories of not only the orphanages but also of racism
along the way. In addition, her mother attempted suicide.
Laura did survive all of this and she believes it is due to
the support she received from her sister, neighbors and
teachers. Laura was told that her father was dead.
Later, she found this not to be true.
This is a very
moving story of how one can survive even during the worst of
times. The author does an excellent job of writing her
story. Today Laura Love is a successful singer, songwriter and
bassist who performs around the world. The author admits that
it was difficult to write this book but she felt it was necessary to
describe what it was like for she and her sister to grow up with a
mother who had so many problems. Laura states "time after time
we were thrust into calamity and somehow found humor and hope in the
strangest places". This really says it all - if one can find
some humor in so much turmoil, they will survive! This book is one that I
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