In her memoir, Anger Is My Middle Name, Andersen shows us how some combination of love, opportunity, luck, and tenaciousness allowed her to transcend the circumstances that too many children still find themselves in, and how the same elements were not present to allow her brothers a similarly successful fate. Her inspirational story resulted in her serving as chair of the National Council for Children in Denmark, where she advocated for children’s welfare and gave a louder voice to the voiceless.
It’s impossible to read Lisbeth’s story and not feel anger at the abuse she faced, along with hope that people can overcome even the most awful events, if someone is willing to truly see them and invest in them. I hope you find her story as uplifting and inspiring as I and her many other fans do.
- Elizabeth DeNoma, Editor