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Living on Three Spoons: A Memoir of a Single Parent Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0973NMNT9
- Language : English
- File size : 720 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 617,373 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Susan Torres is the new Jeannette Walls and the details of her well-written memoir are poignant and raw. From the moment I started the book, I was unable to put it down. I was fascinated and at the same time appalled by the heart-breaking story of this courageous woman as I discovered her struggles from early childhood years in a drug-infested home where violence and neglect were the norm, through her teenage years and adult life where twice, she had to leave everything behind to escape from drugs and abuse in order to protect herself and her children.
Apart from the beauty of the narrative in this story, it is Ms. Torres's voice and thought-process that resonate throughout the book. This is a book about abuse (and recognizing abuse), love and drug addiction, making mistakes and learning from them, the willingness to make difficult decisions in order to improve your life and that of your children. It is about not repeating negative behavioral patterns of your parents. It is about love for your children, protecting them at all cost and being willing to stand up for them. It's about forgiveness (others and yourself). It's about learning to trust after trust has been broken. It's about falling, rising again and never giving up.
As Ms. Torres goes through life, her confidence and expectations of life soar. She wants happiness to be part of the equation of her life. "I began to taste freedom, the freedom to run down the aisle of life screaming `I can do it, I can do it!' I was on my way." (page 340).
In "Living on Three Spoons", Ms. Torres shows us that happiness is attainable for everybody no matter how difficult your life is. Don't ask yourself the "how" you are going to get somewhere: just have faith, take the leap and things will fall into place.
Ms. Torres is not only a captivating author, but also a mentor. Throughout her book, Ms. Torres teaches us valuable lessons. One of them is being true to yourself. "When you deny what your heart tells you, it changes who you are." (page 60). When you need strength, return to her novel, read a few pages and empower yourself. Make a difference in your own life. Let yourself get inspired to inspire others too!
It is truly a remarkable story, I recommend it highly.
The journey begins in new surroundings but quickly life unravels to an unfit home life,one filled with drugs, abuse and loneliness.
From an early age, Susan realized she had to create her own future.
Early motherhood and two troubled marriage's, Susan triumpts over her troubled life while keeping her focus on her children.
She tells us how even as a single parent, with strength and positivity attitude, you can accomplish your goals.