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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Lawless Narrator: Wendy Lawless Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With clear-eyed grace, refreshing honesty, and flashing wit, Wendy Lawless tells the true story of her unhinged upbringing—a disjointed fairy tale of a childhood in chaos.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lawless leavens her harrowing story with biting humor and never descends into self-pity—but boy, do we feel for her.”


  • “[A] quick but powerful read that you can only wish was fiction.”

    USA Today

  • “[A] wrought and engaging memoir.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/19/2014

    " Another great memoir. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda Smatzny | 2/10/2014

    " This a memoir that reads like a novel. Every inch a page turner. Finished in less than 8 hours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine Schmidt | 1/30/2014

    " Invoked memories of The Glass Castle, just with more money. It's so sad how powerless children are when confronted with parents dealing with mental illness and addictions. A very quick and compelling read. You just had to see what other awful things these girls are to endure (the whole can't look away from an accident scene idea). I'm glad the postscript was there to ease my mind regarding the aftermath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen Gamberg | 1/28/2014

    " I think Wendy Lawless described her story/memoir perfectly...horrible and horribly funny. Wendy has ties to Minneapolis and it was thru her family here that I heard about her story and book release. The book was a fast and easy read, Wendy and her younger sister were abused by their alcoholic mother and survived with humor and love for each other. "

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About the Author

Wendy Lawless is an actress who has appeared on television, in regional theater, Off-Broadway in David Ives’s Obie-winning play All in the Timing, and on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles. Her work has appeared in Redbook magazine, on Powells.com, and in the local Los Angeles press. She lives in California with her screenwriter husband and their two children.