A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

A Memoir

Book - 2006
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Publisher: New York : Crown, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400052288
1400052289
Branch Call Number: BIO Brown
Characteristics: 470 p

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Joanna_Rose
May 29, 2016

This addiction and recovery memoir is so special because unlike other authors, Cupcake Brown takes us through her recovery story. She details how relying on sponsors and others in recovery is key. She is humble in her recovery. How she works and puts herself through college is admirable. She comes out on top, but she tells us how she did it: Hard Work and being honest with those around her. Bravo!

ss1989 Jun 06, 2015

to be honest i felt myself having trouble feeling sympathy for the author- not during the periods of abuse of all kinds, no, naturally that was horrendous and my heart went out to a small child left orphaned and failed by her remaining blood relative. Im alluding more to the tales she shares of her willful experiences committing crimes or mistreating those around her in bouts of drunkeness or drug highs. I just didnt feel that there was much remorse as they were just retelling of events. I didn't see any reflections on terrible behavior. that being said it is still an engrossing book and i recommend it.

stephieweffie Apr 28, 2015

It's a must read for those trying to discover their own voice in memoir writing. You will see the most coveted convention broken-innocence-and you will be enraged. She gets away with telling and not showing often, but it fits this story like no other and her voice remains original (and gangsta) throughout. If you are a writer, add this to your book list immediately.

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Averymoanders
Sep 22, 2014

The book is definitely a must read! If you have ever overcome addiction or just want a glimpse of what it's like into the life of a recovering addict this book is for you. Cupcake Brown truly goes through every horrifying experience a person can endure and yet she comes out on top. The story touches my heart and reminds me of my own road to recovery. The story is beautifully written and yet very sad, very well written.

Lauraparr Mar 06, 2014

It gets worse before it's gets better. Chapter after chapter, when you think it can't get any worse, it does. Cupcake Brown is truly incredible and touching. Her story is about faith, determination and the long and painful road to recovery and self esteem.

nikki718 Apr 27, 2013

Good Book. sad!!! really good book!!!
must read!!!!

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Slackergrrl
Mar 13, 2013

I read this book in a weekend. It was impossible to put down. Cupcake Brown has a great voice. This memoir was heartbreaking and at times humorous. You want to read this. Correction, you NEED to read this!

peppeetoe Aug 21, 2012

This book made me cry, laugh and appreciate my life. It really moved me spirtually and mentally. I recommend this book even to the young people to see how this wonderful woman survived a hard life of drugs, prostitution, sexual and mental abuse. No matter how hard life is you can overcome it. Peace be with you. God Bless. Brenda

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amazingchanges
Jan 23, 2012

Great book. Very real.

SummerGemini Jan 12, 2012

Best book ever!

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