Soon she meets a man, falls in love, and gets married. Loving the book, they would then lend it to their friends and I would never see it again. She taught me a lesson in accepting ourselves the way we are. I love to travel and do as much as I can with my husband now we are retired. Her story is also about choices -- good ones and Cupcake Brown was not born into a life of privilege, intellectual stimulation, or professional dynamics. They varied--either people really like it or they didn't. The audio book is inadequate, the speaker sounds like she should read children's books.
The fact that she went from drug and alcohol addict to a lawyer and author is astounding and shows us that anything is possible. With the support of her new family, she eventurally goes all the way to law school although not without a few additional misadventures along the way and joins one of the top law firms in the country. Part of the problem is her grammar. To start, the fact that her biological dad was able to step in after her mother died, after never having seen the kids ever before in their lives, when they were both under shared custody with their step-father, doesn't make any sense. Unfortunately, life would get much worse before it got better as Cupcake spiraled into a life that hovered somewhere above state prison, at best, and death on the mean streets, at worst. He had been my daddy since I was two years old. She went to law school.
I've probably read this book three or four times over the past several years; my copy is now well worn and probably needs replacing. And 365 of those she is high. I am not sure I would suggest reading this if you are very depressed as although there is a happy ending the journey is quite harrowing. The one who ends up beating her constantly and allows her brother to rape Cupcake multiple times. It would be harder to believe or understand the story Brown has to tell if it were written without the slang, the cheesy metaphors, and the obvious transitions. Cupcake Brown that's her real name was 11 in 1976 when her mother died. .
And on almost every page she will describe an action or emotion with three adjectives, and usually one does not quite fit or two are so close in meaning as to render one of them redundant. I am seeing life not from a girl at the very bottom of the ladder, but one who had violin lessons and then became a victim of a system that does not help those it doesn't want to. Thank you for joining us. It's a testament to how one can achieve and exceed their wildest dreams with the help of a sound support system and their relationship with their higher power. Attempting to run away several times, unafraid of whatever consequences will come her way, Cupcake is introduced to Candy, a prostitute. Gang- An organized group of criminals.
The gang she was in made her get beaten in, and regularly made her perform criminal acts. Because truly, I don't think there's any word more fitting to describe what Cupca I first read this book years ago and fell in love with it but I don't think I was able to fully appreciate then as I did this time around. I thought, 'this is going to be difficult to read' purely for that reason, but I was surprised by how quickly I adapted to it. Although the drink makes Brown feel very good at first, she proceeds to relate what she describes as being a nightmare. We were dancing and singing and doing each other's hair. But this is a situation where those six words could never be more true.
There are two things that I truly appreciate about this memoir: it gives a very detailed view of addiction, particularly to crack cocaine and addiction generally, and it makes it clear that care and protection of children is a paramount task for At a certain point in this memoir, I just had to question the unbelieveable events of Cupcake Brown's life. She had had a seizure, and during the seizure she had dislodged her tongue and suffocated on it. And so I signed up for community college and started a community college and just continued taking small bites out of the apple until I finally graduated community, and then San Diego State, and the law school. Use it at your risk. How could all of this happen? I would certainly recommend this book but do be prepared for a no holds barred, frank and shocking read. Drugs were her new best friends.
The writing makes this book a quick read, and it also makes it real. I think the first time I read it, I read it in about a day and a half. Brown managed to actually me laugh out loud at several different parts and there were others that I just could not believed happened! Crime- Acts committed in violation of the law. In the blink an eye, her life was permanently altered and she knew it. I don't know if everything in the book is true, but I do know that she should have hired a ghostwriter. Should Anne Frank have apologized for making noise in the attic she needed to hide in.
The two white lawyers were also there. Along with the violence, by the time she got out of the gang she has stolen, car jacked, and performed shooting drive bys. Cupcake Brown is amazing in many ways, including as a writer. It wasn't until she woke up behind a Dumpster one morning, half-dressed and more than half-dead, that she admitted she needed help. I really enjoyed reading this book. Visit her website for more info, just Google her name. First, I think this was a great story that needed to be told, but the way it was told made reading the book a frustrating experience rather than inspiring.
Browser Compatibility Our audio books and Chrome aren't playing nicely right now, but we're on it. The fact that I have told you some of the things that happen to her and that in the end she makes it is not really spoiling the book. This book broke me and then restored me. That was like an extract from this book. If there's one thing this memoir is, it is real, in every sense of the word.
The author has had an amazing life and her story is truly amazing and leaves a feeling of hope for those who have friends or family involved in addiction. I love the way she uncovered the raw truth of how the world, foster system and sometimes even your own flesh and blood can be real ugly. In the same paragraph she decided that she only wanted to be around white people because they never caused her any pain or trouble. She may write simple sentences, but she does write them correctly. Moving and almost transgressive in its frankness, it is a relentlessly gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with a furious wit and unyielding determination. After squeezing out from under her mother, Cupcake calmly walked over to the phone and called her aunt Lori.