Growing up during the depression wasn't easy for anyone, but a young woman from rural Idaho is thrust into the chaos of New York City almost without a thought. It was her upbringing that created the strength she would need to survive and eventually thrive through all of life's challenges. From a cheating husband, to depression of family members, to dealing with issues of drug abuse and a child she always knew was gay, Carol weaves a fascinating story of indomitable spirit, fierce determination, gentle humor and an attitude of supreme resiliency in the face of life's most challenging moments. Carol's story will have the reader weeping and laughing at the same time as she teaches by example how to "pull your sox up" and get on with it.
I love memoirs like this where the author pours their entire soul into their work. Carol is now one of my favorite people in the world. She's strong, fierce and fun and after reading this book, you will feel that way too.
March 1, 2010
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