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The Road to Anywhere but Here

Narrated by: Carol Newman
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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A passive day-dreamer, molested at age six, enrolled in 13 schools by seventh grade, I was in love with my self-involved, eccentric mother who spent 6 months in a mental institute. Baseball, reading, and a little brother helped me through the growing up years.

Alone on a 1956 Triumph motorcycle in 1967, intending to travel around the coast from Vancouver, Canada, I ran out of money in San Francisco. After a scary few days of being without a place to sleep, a woman took me in until I found work. The life-changing miracle of winning a scholarship to the American Conservatory Theater, where I learned to play guitar, showed me that artistic expression could save my life. But that’s a tough road when you have a child to support. Filled with low self-esteem, the struggle to survive too great, I periodically contemplated the peaceful easy out of suicide. Then one day, I watched my toddler at play, picked her up, smelled her hair, and knew I couldn't leave her. I made a decision to do the best I could to heal myself.

©2016 Carol Newman (P)2016 Carol Newman

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Poignant Life Story

Carol Newman, author and narrator of this memoir, tells her story about how abuse and trauma in her childhood went on to affect her life long into adulthood. And how, as an adult, she was able to work through her anger, anxiety and depression plaguing her for decades. It is a powerful story of the resilience of the human spirit. I recommend it.

I received a free review copy of this memoir at my request and have written this voluntary review.

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Touching story

This memoir, read by the author, is a vivid account of hardship and resilience. The stories and narration are entertaining and touching.

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The Road to anywhere but here

Fascinating story of this womans life nd how abuse shaped it. I found narration by the author rather monotone.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Thoughtful, Evocative, Real

Wow, what a life Carol has led! I love the rawness of it, the funny moments, the sad moments.
I love REAL stories about REAL people, and this one sure fits the bill.

Very thoughtful, inviting story, I really enjoyed listening and think just about anyone can relate to it at one point or another.
I think it was well written and I love when the author reads their own story, lends so much more "realness" to it :)

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