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Anger is my middle name : a memoir
Title:
Anger is my middle name : a memoir
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Seattle : Amazon Crossing, [2020]

©2020
ISBN:
9781542015905
Physical Description:
xvii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Danish.
General Note:
"Previously published as Zornig, vrede er mit mellemnavn by Gyldendal A/S in Denmark in 2011."
Abstract:
Born to a violently dysfunctional home in working-class Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and her three older brothers were bounced between foster care and state-run institutions, then back again to their chemically dependent mother and sadistic stepfather. For Lisbeth, it was a childhood without perimeters. It was blighted by poverty, sexual abuse, neglect, betrayal, and further victimization by the broken Danish social services system that forced Lisbeth to live where and how it saw fit. Coming of age with a myriad of fears and emotional disorders, Lisbeth had three things that would become driving forces in her life: she was extraordinarily bright, extremely willful, and exceptionally angry. From hell to liberation, this is Lisbeth's emotional and galvanizing memoir told in two voices: that of a young girl who was unwanted, challenged, and defiant, and that of a woman who channeled her rage into a positive force as a passionate advocate for children's rights. Whatever darkness defines the past, it can be used to change the future. Lisbeth's heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting journey is proof.
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