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Editorial Reviews

"Gregory's strong narrative voice is enhanced by strong dialogue and a facility for capturing striking sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of her past."
Booklife Reviews by Publishers Weekly

"Mary E. Gregory writes with grace and plots intelligently, pulling readers irresistibly into the story and compelling them to stay with the well-developed characters. The tale is balanced, deft, and the writing is infused with humanity and realism. The writing is bold and the originality in the author’s voice augments the beauty of the memoir, but it is the inner journey that the author undertakes that had me fascinated and utterly delighted...."
Takeaway: Readers interested in mental health and coming of age in the late 20th century will appreciate this moving story of resilience and healing. Great for fans of: Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle, Tara Westover’s Educated.

"An Expansive, Revealing Memoir About a Remarkable Life"
Author of the Day interview by Naomi Bolton from ManyBooks

"A gut-wrenching and inspiring story that is very often beautiful."
Stan Wlodkowski,
Executive Producer Eat, Pray, Love & Co-Producer of American Beauty.

Mary's book is authentic and inspiring and you’ll finish it with a sense of hope.
Hal Elrod,
International Keynote Speaker and Best-selling Author of The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Equation.

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