Lawyer, professional speaker and New York Times Bestselling author Cupcake Brown has not had an easy childhood. In her 2007 memoir, A Piece of Cake, she gives readers an inside look at her life growing up after the death of her mother at the age of eleven. Brown describes her life in foster care where she is abused by the son of her foster mother, becomes a runaway, and then finds herself tangled in a web of drug use, prostitution, gang life, and homelessness at a very young age. But in spite of her childhood traumas she was able to overcome and turned her dark past into a bright future. The events of her life unfold with each page and readers will find it hard to put down. Also, be aware that the content of this book is very edgy and very bold and exposes a dark side of life that so many young women in our society face everyday. The events of Brown's life are so horrific that one might think they're reading fiction.
Submitted by: SBJ @ East