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A young girl comes of age in a family of nomads with an eccentric Scottish mother who finds creative ways to deal with intermittent poverty, an affable father who can’t hold down a job, in a culture where men are highly favored and rarely held accountable for their actions. 

©2016 Carol Newman (P)2016 Carol Newman

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Compelling

Carol Newman writes about her life. The difficulty family she was surrounded by. Becoming the adult of the family when she was barely a teenager. Being discriminated against and violated for the sole purpose that she was a female. The various places she moved to as a kid. and being bullied in school. She covers it all. It takes courage to sit down and write about your life. It takes courage and strength to take that and edit and publish it. I really admire Newman for having the strength and courage to do so. The book is not going to be for the faint hearted. There are quite a few triggering topics in the story. But it's a part of her life. Her filtering them out would not be genuine or true to the story at hand. It's a very deep and compelling story. I really enjoyed the story itself, but I felt that it could have been read a bit better. The author narrates the story herself. I'd like to say that it was possibly hard for her to read all of this. I mean it really didn't take much out of the story if I'm being honest. The topics she brings up must have been hard enough to write about and relive. Much less taking the time to record it. Nobody else would have been able to tell this story but her. Written or vocal. All in all, I really did enjoy this story very much. I admire the bravery of Newman for being able to take the time and relive some of the most dark and happy moments of her life to share with the world. I wish I could meet with her to ask if she found the experience therapeutic at all. I wonder how many times she had to set it down because it was too hard to write. It's definitely worth the read.

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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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