In the spirit of A Child Called "It" comes an
amazing story of resilience from a woman who
triumphed over child abuse, cancer, and alcoholism to founder of A Place Called Home.
In those first uncomplicated years I could have set out on any of a dozen different paths toward an orderly life . . . it was not to be. . . . But this is not a story of defeat."
This is a book about surviving. It's about hope. It's about how each of us-ordinary, imperfect, damaged-can dream and heal. This book weaves the humorous, often outrageous, always courageous tapestry of Debrah Constance's life. Voted Woman of the Year by the State of California Legislature for founding A Place Called Home, (APCH) an organization providing services to at-risk inner-city kids in South Los Angeles, she proves that anyone can rise above life's obstacles and make a better life for themselves-and others.
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The most compelling part of this book relates how Constance, who was named California's Woman of the Year in 1994, founded A Place Called Home— a youth center in South-Central Los Angeles that has become a refuge for inner-city gang members and gives them a chance to turn their lives around.| Read Full Review of Fat, Stupid, Ugly: One Woman'...
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