Big As All Hell And Half Of Texas by Marlayna Glynn Brown

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Readers: Please note that the memoir, The Trilogy, contains all three of the author's memoirs: Overlay, City of Angeles and Big as All Hell and Half of Texas.

Readers will notice that the author's children are not mentioned in this third and final autobiographical study of a ravaging war against depression. This omission is done on purpose, and is no accident. The author has elected to protect the privacy of her children. Ideally, this read should be undertaken as a journey to understand the struggle and conquering of mental illness, particularly depression. It has not been written as a platform for readers to critique the author's choices in life.

Following her wildly beloved award-winning OVERLAY and CITY OF ANGELES memoirs, BIG AS ALL HELL AND HALF OF TEXAS continues Marlayna Glynn Brown's story. This final volume candidly explores the pertinent societal question: how does an ill-equipped adult child of alcoholics navigate life after a childhood fraught with abuse, scarcity and neglect?

Continuing her engrossing journey from the moment CITY OF ANGELES ends, she shares the vignettes of her life - replete with enlightening mistakes, edifying consequences, forgiveness and personal redemption. This story is an honest and inspirational account of the author's ultimately successful battles with depression, divorce, single parenting, and ill-fitting love affairs.

"This memoir is a journey in self-examination lived not as a victim but as a searcher always hoping that the universe will smile the next day. The author asks several questions of herself. Perhaps the most searing query is, "Why am I not enough?" The answer suggested is that finding someone who sees any one of us as enough is a challenge that may consume a lifetime. And, perhaps, even more critically, is that moment when we find that we are more adequate than we believed, that those who reject are more deeply wounded or lost than we imagined. Marlayna's tale is compelling, painful, joyous, and riveting." - R. Vincent

About Marlayna Glynn Brown

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Marlayna Glynn Brown is a nomadic mother of four, author, screenwriter, actress, producer, poet, yogi and photographer. Marlayna was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada but now lives wherever she lays her head.Marlayna's works include the wildly beloved memoir trilogy: Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas, Bleach The Sheets and Forty-Something Phoenix.Her 2009 short film, People That do Something, is based upon a chapter from Overlay and can be viewed on Youtube.Visit Marlayna at
Published January 16, 2014 by Bawer House Artisanal Publishing. 326 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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