Betty's Child

Betty's Child

Donald R. Dempsey

A Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist, and well-known by means of the Hoffer Awards as the most effective new memoirs of the year

"Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews

"Highly recommended." Dr. Alan Gettis, Ph.D., writer of The Happiness Solution

"An unforgettable memoir." San Francisco ebook Review

In the culture of Frank McCourt and Angela's Ashes, Don Dempsey makes use of Betty's Child to inform the tale of existence along with his merciless and neglectful mom, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who are looking to keep twelve-year-old Donny's soul yet forget about threats to his actual wellbeing and fitness. in the meantime, Donny's ally is attempting to recruit Donny to do petty robbery and deal medicines for a perilous neighborhood thug.

Young Donny is a real-life move among Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield as he tells his tale, with in basic terms his road smarts and humorousness to steer him. Donny does every thing he can to maintain himself and his more youthful brothers, yet with every one new improvement, the current turns into extra fraught with peril--and the long run extra doubtful.

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