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Gal: A True Life | [Ruthie Bolton]

Gal: A True Life

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Publisher's Summary

In this memoir, the pseudonymous author, Ruthie Bolton, tells how she overcame tremendous obstacles to find her place in the world. Born into poverty in a rural Southern town, Bolton was abandoned by her 13-year-old mother and raised by her step-grandfather, an abusive tyrant who beat his wife to death and terrorized his children. With remarkable candor yet no trace of self-pity, Bolton describes how she used alcohol and drugs to try to escape her nightmarish existence. But her inner strength shined through, enabling her to clean up her act, finish school, begin a career, and find happiness in a new, loving family life.

Recording (P)1994 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1994 by Ruthie Bolton

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  • Winner of AudioFile 1996 Earphones Award, Nonfiction.

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    "CCH Pounder brings life to this story!"
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    Gal is my favorite character. Gal perseveres when many would have given up. I respect and admire such tenacity and willpower.


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    I am a fan of Ms. Pounder's, which prompted me to purchase he book. Ms. Pounder's performance definitely did not disappoint. She embodied the essence of Gal, which made Gal feel tangible and real. Without such a strong, honest and believable performance by Ms. Pounder, I more than likely would not have connected with Gal and her story.


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    SapphireBlue Phila PA 04-10-15

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    Bittersweet . CC Pounder did a great job . She made the story. Those type of things really happened

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    Marcel Johnson-brooks 01-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    CCH Pounder is excellent and the book is wonderful. I didn't want the book to end. Bravo to Audible books

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