A Piece Of Cake: A Sunday Times Bestselling Memoir (Paperback)
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A Piece Of Cake: A Sunday Times Bestselling Memoir (Paperback)

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Published: 02/10/2006
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'Phenomenal woman' The Oprah Magazine
'Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.' Washington Post

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This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake Brown.

Orphan, runaway, addict, all before she was twenty. That's when things got really interesting...

Cupcake was just eleven years old when, orphaned, she entered the child welfare system. Moved from one disastrous placement to the next, like so many, she was neglected and sexually abused.

She fed her appetite for drink and drugs by selling the only thing she had. Her body. Before long she had stumbled head first into a world of gangs and extreme violence. After one crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and more than half-dead, she knew she had a choice. Change her life or die.

Brutally frank and startlingly funny, A Piece of Cake is the remarkable true story of a resilient spirit who triumphed over the very worst that life could throw at her.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780553818178
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"It dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime. We see a woman learn to build a family from strangers who help her because she is another human being trying to overcome horrendous circumstances. It is a story that is poetic in its simplicity, beautifully stripped to the basics" Washington Post "Extraordinary... An engaging account of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption" San Francisco Chronicle "Her story of survival and triumph is incredible and often rough. Readers who like gritty, urban nonfiction will enjoy this" Booklist "Want to be inspired by a story that's far from run-of-the-mill? Curl up with Cupcake Brown's harrowing, sugar-free memoir..." Marie Claire "Incredibly frank and funny memoir " Closer

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“A Piece of Cake”

this book is brutally honest and equally captiviating, i could not put it down once i started to read. i felt moved and close to tears at times.

Paperback edition
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“A Piece of Cake”

This book is the best book I have EVER read. It is a very hard read, and a harsh account of how easily a childs welfare can be forgotten. As hard as it was to read, i could not put it down, and it made me truely... More

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“A Piece of Cake”

Although this is a very very good read, and i do recommend it, its hard to know whether or not it is totally honest. The gangsters seem unreal compared to what you see in the news and documentarys, the drug use if... More

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