Although this book gave a good insight into the life and recovery of an addict and someone who fell on hard times unfortunately this book didn't do much for me personally.
The only part I found inspiring was after Cupcake kicked the drugs and got clean and even then sometimes I found the parts where she used self deprecating humour to be unfunny and hard to believe.
As my header says I find it hard to believe someone who was constantly loaded and suffered blackouts would remember so much especially in instances when she was on her own.
Bahni Turpin did as a good a performance as could be expected give the lengthy book the content.
I luv this narrator, but not even she could help me to like the story. I just thought it took too long to get to the point.
Love books on tape! It's all about the narrators for me though. No matter how good the story, if the narrator doesn't cut it...
Absolutely the best most inspirational heartfelt story I've ever listened to. The narrator, as usual, does an amazing job. Hands down the best! Nothing will be able to compare after this.
Oh my! I was drawn into it from beginning to end, although the middle was long, it was needed to connect the ending...I can't imagine such a life! Kudos to Cupcake-congratulations! I just wanted to say that (and kudos to the reader of the audio book - great job!) :-)
This is one of the best I've heard. Cupcake Brown shows amazing courage in sharing her story. It's definitely a story I will recommend to others.
This book is inspiring without being preachy. I really appreciate the authors honesty. It was a great read but painful in places because of her horrible life situations. The narrator is one of the best I've heard (I heard a sample of the one read by the author and it didn't sound as good, go with the unabridged read by Bahni Turpin and you'll have a better experience). Well worth the money and time.
Shorten it up a bit. The book was repetitive and sometimes sounded as if even the narrator was as tired of reading it as I was of listening to it. I couldn't wait to be done with it.
Fifty shades of grey...just for kicks.
Soothing. Smart. Nice. However, I'm not sure she was the right one for this book.
Top book out of 20/25 that I've listened to so far
The beauty in the facts of life based on tradegy, and how shocking it all was during the first listen.
ALL OF IT. Her ability to speak both properly and very "gangsta" in character, and between the attitudes of sadness and rage.
Not Suitable for Children
I looked up Cupcake Brown in real life & am amazed how Bahni's interpretation of her made me visualize almost exactly what Cupcake really looks like
First I found this book funny, then many times I wanted to stop listening because I thought it was too ghetto with bag language and drugs -- then all that came together teaching lessons of strength and determination one could apply in in any circumstance. Ended in tears of joy, love and faith......