I found the times with the gangsters frightening initially but after a while the vocabulary and also the incidents became a bit repetitious. Cupcake Brown is amazing in many ways, including as a writer. Who helped you out on your journey to sobriety? What did she teach you? He was my step dad. The following chapters target the alcoholic in different areas of their life. It reads more like a novel than non-fiction.
But it was later discovered that she was asking for a cupcake. A boyfriend taught her to freebase, but then there was crack, which was easier. Because you know life is full of challenges; they don't just stop because you're clean and sober. Knowing enough about addiction and recovery to know that this is an honest account only made it that much better for me. The author and Guinevere Turner, the scriptwriter of are writing the film script.
For this book analysis, I read the book A Piece of Cake by Cupcake brown. 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. I think where the story fell short for me is her recording her drug use. At 11, she regularly engaged in prostitution, drugs, and alcohol. Cupcake's story is about system failure, societal ignorance, and a little girl who, as a result, resigned to degradation, depression, deprivation, and defeat. If you don't like rough language- this one will be tough.
A boyfriend taught her to freebase, but then there was crack, which was easier. Cupcake then turned to a life of gang banging, extreme alcoholism, and excessive drug use. But people knew drugs, particularly cocaine, were dangerous - people knew this by the 80s - yet Cupcake's protectors did not protect her. It is a memoir told by Cupcake about her life. It was underwhelming for me. If she were to tell them the truth, they would have been scared and reluctant to even give her a chance.
It was underwhelming for me. 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. This book is an autobiography. In this sense, the book is reaching a part of the population who might not reach for other recovery memoirs, which tend to be middle and upper class stories about a great fall. I disagree with both of these points.
Custody of Brown and her brother was given to a stranger—their birth father—who only wanted their social security checks. My biological father disappeared when I was two months old. A prostitute taught her to drink, smoke marijuana and charge for sex. How different is it from your life 10, 15, 20 years ago? The gang she was in made her get beaten in, and regularly made her perform criminal acts. Her story is truly inspiring and one that I'm sure to reread many times in the years to come! This book broke me and then restored me.
At a very young age, she finds her mother dead from a fit, and her life begins a steady downward spiral that involves physical, emotional and sexual abuse, entering the care system, prostitution, crime, gang activity and drugs. Things that went wrong that hurt the quality of the story: 1 The author glorified her experiences turning them into war stories rather than just explaining what happened. Browser Compatibility Our audio books and Chrome aren't playing nicely right now, but we're on it. 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. Crime- Acts committed in violation of the law. During the time that she was in the gang, she spent all of her time with fellow gang members either performing illegal crimes, or drinking and doing drugs.
Her sponsor was beside her all the way but she had to really do it herself. 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. It's a testament to how one can achieve and exceed their wildest dreams with the help of a sound support system and their relationship with their higher power. On the first page, I realised this book was unlike others of a similar genre. It will end up being 90 mins of Hollywood glamour rather than the street-grit of documentary film-making the subject cries out for. I found the style to be confidential and chatty. Every incident that occurs during the years when Brown is using includes a listing of every drug she took before and during the incident, how she took the drug, and if she was drinking, every kind of alcohol she drank, too.
She eventually got emancipated so that the system could no longer send her to anymore foster homes. I mean, when Cupcake is smoking crack, it's not even called crack, ya know? It's about Cupcake Brown's life after she was thrown into the foster care system back when there was zero regard for the best interest regarding placements. 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 This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake and it begins when, aged eleven, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. I was living behind a dumpster. 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. 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 Hmmm, well, I really don't know how to describe Cupcake Brown's A Piece of Cake: A Memoir.