[Ebook] A Piece of Cake: A Memoir By Cupcake Brown – Valtrex-4.us

A Piece of Cake: A MemoirThere Are Shelves Of Memoirs About Overcoming The Death Of A Parent, Childhood Abuse, Rape, Drug Addiction, Miscarriage, Alcoholism, Hustling, Gangbanging, Near Death Injuries, Drug Dealing, Prostitution, Or Homelessness.Cupcake Brown Survived All These Things Before She D Even Turned Twenty And That S When Things Got Interesting.You Have In Your Hands The Strange, Heart Wrenching, And Exhilarating Tale Of A Woman Named Cupcake It Begins As The Story Of A Girl Orphaned Twice Over, Once By The Death Of Her Mother And Then Again By A Child Welfare System That Separated Her From Her Stepfather And Put Her Into The Hands Of An Epically Sadistic Foster Parent But There Comes A Point In Her Preteen Years Maybe It S The Night She First Tries To Run Away And Is Exposed To Drugs, Alcohol, And Sex All At Once When Cupcake S Story Shifts From A Tear Jerking Tragedy To A Dark Comic Blues Opera As Cupcake S Troubles Grow, So Do Her Voice And Spirit Her Gut Punch Sense Of Humor And Eye For The Absurd, Along With Her Outsized Will, Carry Her Through A Fateful Series Of Events That Could Easily Have Left Her Dead.Young Cupcake Learned To Survive By Turning Tricks, Downing Hard Liquor, Partying Like A Rock Star, And Ingesting Every Drug She Could Find While Hitchhiking Up And Down The California Coast She Stumbled Into Gangbanging, Drug Dealing, Hustling, Prostitution, Theft, And, Eventually, The Best Scam Of All A Series Of 9 To 5 Jobs But Cupcake S Unlikely Tour Through The Cubicle World Was Paralleled By A Quickening Descent Into The Nightmare Of Crack Cocaine Use, Till She Eventually Found Herself Living Behind A Dumpster Astonishingly, She Turned It Around With The Help Of A Cobbled Together Family Of Eccentric Fellow Addicts And Angels A Series Of Friends And Strangers Who Came To Her Aid At Pivotalmoments She Slowly Transformed Her Life From The Inside Out A Piece Of Cake Is Unlike Any Memoir You Ll Ever Read Moving And Almost Transgressive In Its Frankness, It Is A Relentlessly Gripping Tale Of A Resilient Spirit Who Took On The Worst Of Contem Porary Urban Life And Survived It With A Furious Wit And Unyielding Determination Cupcake Brown Is A Dynamic And Utterly Original Storyteller Who Will Guide You On The Most Satisfying, Startlingly Funny, And Genuinely Affecting Tour Through Hell You Ll Ever Take When It Came Time For Me To Talk, I Wasn T Sure Which Parts Of My Past To Tell, Which To Keep Secret, And Which To Pretend Never Happened Uncle Jr Had Already Seen The Welts On My Back, So He Wasn T Too Surprised When I Told Them About Some Of The Physical Abuse I Endured At Diane S Everyone Else Hit The Roof, Except Daddy He Got Really Quiet And Started Balling And Unballing His Fists I Continued My Update Experience Had Taught Me That Adults Have Trouble Accepting The Idea Of Children Having Sex I Decided That From Then On, That Part Of My Life Never Happened I Picked Up The Story By Telling Them About Fly, The Gangstas, And Getting Shot I Was Dying For A Cigarette So It Seemed A Good Time To Announce That I Smoked Cigarettes And Weed.After A Moment Sam Looked At Me, Smiled, And Handed Me One Of Her Marlboros I Preferred Menthols, But Beggars Can T Be Choosers I Kicked Back, Took A Long Drag, And Closed My Eyes Daddy And Jr Were Silent They Seemed A Bit Shocked And Unsure About How To Respond Well, Cup, Jr Said, It S A Little Too Late To Be Trying To Raise You Now But Those Cigarettes Will Kill You And Weed Will Only Lead You To Stronger Drugs He Didn T Know How Right He Was But For Me, It Was Too Late To Be Worrying About Stronger Drugs The Only Worrying I Did Was Whether I Could Find A Connection To Get Some So I Just Smiled, Nodded, And Took Another Hit Off My Cigarette The Eerie Quiet Returned From A Piece Of CakeAlso Available As A Random House AudioBook And EBook From The Hardcover Edition.

[Ebook] A Piece of Cake: A Memoir By Cupcake Brown – Valtrex-4.us
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  • A Piece of Cake: A Memoir
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  • 18 December 2017
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  1. says:

    Bright, Shiny, Inspirational Stars One of the best memoirs I ve ever read It reads like a novel than non fiction A MUST READ.Can you identify the exact moment your life changed forever For Cupcake Brown, it was when she found her mother, lying dead on her bed In the blink an eye, her life was permanently altered and she knew it. When everyone uses the expression in the blink of an eye you don t really pay it much mind But this is a situation where those six words could never be true.Following the death of her mother, Cupcake finds herself in a string of heinous and abusive foster homes She is raped at eleven years old, horrified and painfully aware that she ll never be the same again, that her life will never be the same again From being in Diane s sadistic foster home to having cheerleader practice in the back of a van with her foster father, Cupcake accepts every mood altering substance that comes her way At this point, self medicating is the only thing she knows how to do Attempting to run away several times, unafraid ...


  2. says:

    Before I started reading this book, I read several reviews of it They varied either people really like it or they didn t I really liked it.Of those who didn t they complained generally about one of two or both things 1 The story was too unbelievable therefore, it must be exaggerated or falsified in some way and2 The book is poorly written has bad grammar and obvious transitions, for example and probably should have been written by a ghost writer.I disagree with both of these points Anyone who thinks the story is too unbelievable is clearly too sheltered and needs to take a few moments to come out of the safety of suburbia to see what the rest of the world is like If someone thinks for one moment that these kind of things do not happen to children across our country and that the results are not those shared by Cupcake Brown, I ve got a bridge I can sell him her Those of us who have experienced abuse know what it can do to a kid and how it can effect him her And those people will relate to and understand Cupcake Brown and her memoir even if her experiences are different and perhaps extreme One thing this memoir does well is show you how and why a fractured and abusive childhood can lead to a life of crime and substance abuse It makes it make sense If there s one thing this memoir is, it is real, in every sense of the wordwhich brings me to point 2 the writing The writing makes this book a quick read, and it also makes it real It would be harder to be...


  3. says:

    Did you ever read Push or see the film it was called Precious That was like an extract from this book It s an autobiography that is just brilliantly written and everyone in it is a total stereotype and all completely believable I ve never read anything like it I understand why in the black ghettos of the US kids want to be in gangs, the appeal of the Cripps is perfectly explained I am seeing life not from a girl at the very bottom of the ladder, but one who had violin lessons and then became a victim of a system that does not help those it doesn t want to._________Update I m three quarters of the way through I ve done nothing but read today I m not at all happy with this book It is ending too soon It s that good The author and Guinevere Turner, the scriptwriter of American Psycho are writing the film script It s going to be a Hollywood movie I have mixed ...


  4. says:

    A Piece of Cake is one of those books that won t fade into the background long after it s been shelved for me The story is so incredible, at times I felt like I was reading another Frey memoir that was somewhat embellished Cupcake Brown is thrown into the foster care system at 11 and survives abuse, the streets, gangs, and drugs alchohol to a point that puts her behind a dumster for several days at one point If you don t like rough language this one will be tough However, I think it s so important to take ourselves out of our own world and understand others Isn t that what is so great about reading This book put a slightly different spin on how I might view the underbelly of society, it isn t always a choice but the better choice from what they were given as a start in life It also wakes you up to the life of a drug addict and how desperate they are for committ...


  5. says:

    A Piece of Cake is a prime example of a story that is much better than the writing This memoir is the life story of Cupcake Brown, a woman who has overcome abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, prostitution, domestic violence and gang life to become a successful attorney and thanks to this book, a best selling author Brown s journey is nothing short of amazing In fact, some have questioned the validity of her claims in light of James Frey and others because of the extreme situations detailed in the book I don t know if everything in the book is true, but I do know that she should have hired a ghostwriter Almost all the early chapters end with some over the top dramatic sentences that were something like I had no idea that my whole life was about to change or All of that stopped with what happened next Too much The story is already so incredibly dramatic there really is just no need for the obvious ink to saturate the end of every chapter Also, there are very awkward sentences interspersed throughout the book and there s too much telling as opposed to showing Th...


  6. says:

    This is a great story, but even that can not make up for the horrible writing techniques The author has had an amazing life and her story is truly amazing and leaves a feeling of hope for those who have friends or family involved in addiction However, she tends to ramble and repeat her situations to the point th...


  7. says:

    I first read this book years ago and fell in love with it but I don t think I was able to fully appreciate then as I did this time around Because I don t remember FEELING so much the last time I read it But this time around, I was hit by feelings with what felt like the force of a hurricane This is such an incredibly dark, gritty and yet stunningly beautiful story about one woman s journey through hell and back Because truly, I don t think there s any word fitting to describe what Cupcake went through than hell Her journey struck so many chords with me, not because I ve suffered through her disease but because many of my family members have I ve seen firsthand what kind of consequences her disease and behaviour can have on a persons life, how easily it spirals out of control and how hard it is to put all the pieces back together And ...


  8. says:

    This is one of the best books I ve ever picked up I don t think I ve ever read a better book on the subject of drug and alcohol addiction and recovery I knew there was a reason why I got this book without knowing much about it Knowing enough about addiction and recovery to know that this is an honest account only made it that much better for me After reading A Million Little Pieces and knowing it was a load of crap before the truth came out reading a HONEST recollection of someones addiction and subsequent recovery was refreshing Ms Brown managed to actually me laugh out loud at several different parts and there were others that I just could not believed happened The fact that she went from drug and alcohol addict to a lawyer and author is astounding and shows us that anything is possible This book...


  9. says:

    I read this a long time ago I still own it It was a hard book to put down Are they really making a movie Yikes


  10. says:

    Hmmm, well, I really don t know how to describe Cupcake Brown s A Piece of Cake A Memoir It was underwhelming for me I tend to go into a book with a lot of skepticism It is, in my opinion, the author s responsibility to provide me with a literary experience so profound that I do not question his her motive Every writer has a motive No one writes just to write there is a mission and I think part of Brown s mission was to provide a story so unbelievable, so hurtful, so shocking that you d feel sympathy for her And I didfor a little while Somewhere between her decision to join the Crips and her decision to snort heroin she lost my sympathy and I thought she was a dummy She writes this tale with such love and admiration for her stepfather and uncle that it was shocking These two men watched her throw her life away and did nothing, because she was grown Huh, what Now, granted, I know this is the early 80s and it is the onset of the crack epidemicI mean, when Cupcake is smoking crack, it s not even called crack, ya know You gotta buy cocaine and mix it into crack yourself this is even before Fr...

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