2 days ago · 7:30 PM
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Join us for the next meeting of the Book Club.
The book is A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
Meeting place is towards the back of the venue where the sofas are.
Everyone buys their own drinks/snacks.
If you have suggestions for books to read please add them to the discussion here: http://www.meetup.com/MaltaSocial/messages/boards/thread/49217815 You can add as many as you like. Preferably books you want to read not ones you have read.
About the book:
The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake and it begins when, aged eleven, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. But there comes a point in her preteen years - maybe it's the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once - when Cupcake's story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark, deeply disturbing journey through hell.
Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. At just 16 she stumbled into the terrifying world of the gangsta, dealing drugs, hustling and only just surviving a drive-by shooting. Ironically, it was Cupcake's rapid descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine addiction that finally saved her. After one four-day crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and half-dead, she finally realized she had to change her life or die on the streets - another trash-can addict, another sad statistic.
Astonishingly, Cupcake turned her life around and this is her brutally frank, startlingly funny story. Unlike any memoir you will ever read, A Piece of Cake is a redemptive, gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it. It is also the most genuinely affecting rollercoaster ride through hell and back that you will ever take.
For those wishing to plan ahead the next book will be The Judge's Wife by Ann O'Loughlin