Susie Bright's memoir of her life as an abused child coming of age in the 70's is riveting. Her memories of being raised by a mentally ill mother who physically and emotionally abused her was poignant and, at times, heartbreaking. Inspite of the pain, Susie has accomplished more in her life than most of us have ever dreamed of. Maybe the pain in her formative years is the reason she has spent her adult life fighting for the rights of those who live outside the acceptance of mainstream society. Her life and her story are inspirational.