Angel of The Flesh by Vickie Walber

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An abused teenage runaway turns into a courageous stripper and gets caught up in the dazzling and all-consuming lifestyle of easy money, sex, drugs and alcohol. When, at the top of her game, she tries to reclaim her freedom from the Mob whose property she has become, her attempts are met with brutal consequences. What her handlers don’t know is that a lifetime of abuse has prepared her for the fight of her life. Set against the nineteen seventies backdrop of dark saloons, seedy bars and strip clubs from Minneapolis to Seattle all the way to Alaska, this gut-wrenching true story chronicles Vickie Walber’s dramatic journey of adventure, survival, and redemption.

 

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Born on January 9, 1949, Verissa "Vickie" Walber grew up with violence as her constant companion. Shortly after leaving home at age 13 and quitting school in the 8th grade, she embarked on an amazing journey of personal freedom and empowerment. Soon, she became famous on the strip club circuit for her talent and for bringing success wherever she went, from Seattle to San Francisco to Vancouver and Anchorage.In the mid-seventies, Walber was approached by a Hollywood producer to bring to the silver screen a particularly horrific chapter of her life. "The Fifth Floor" came out in 1978 starring Bo Hopkins, Diane Hull, Patti D'Arbanville, Sharon Farrell and Mel Ferrer. She also produced, co-wrote and appeared in "48 Below!", a survival drama about Alaskan teenagers stranded in the wilderness of the Kenai peninsula. More recently, Walber was featured in "Frozen Ground", the Nicolas Cage/John Cusack movie about infamous Alaska serial killer Robert "The Butcher-Baker" Hansen who had targeted her during his killing spree. With the help of Polly Crawford, Vickie Walber wrote "Angel of the Flesh", her autobiographical story depicting her dramatic life experiences deep inside the seedy world of strip clubs and Organized Crime. She lives with her husband David in a small, rural community of America's last frontier, determined to keep helping those in need through their "Ministry of the Living Stones." Unconcerned by her dynamic stature, natural charisma and infectious enthusiasm, Vickie sees herself as a simple woman whose life mission is to root out abuse wherever it dwells.
 
Published October 27, 2011 by Publish Green. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In her debut memoir, Walber, founding pastor of the Ministry of the Living Stones, details her prior descent into the seedy world of stripping, prostitution and drugs.

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Vickie Walber, with the help of Polly Crawford, a freelance writer, wrote Angel of The Flesh, a memoir that spans three profoundly dysfunctional decades of Walber’s life.

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