Somebody's Someone: A Memoir

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
In this poignant and heart wrenching true story, Regina Louise recounts her childhood search for connection in the face of abuse, neglect, and rejection.
What happens to a child when her own parents reject her and sit idly by as others abuse her? In this poignant, heart wrenching debut work, Regina Louise recounts her childhood search for someone to feel connected to. A mother she has never known--but long fantasized about-- deposited her and her half sister at the same group home that she herself fled years before. When another resident beats Regina so badly that she can barely move, she knows that she must leave this terrible place-the only home she knows. Thus begins Regina's fight to survive, utterly alone at the age of 10. A stint living with her mother and her abusive boyfriend is followed by a stay with her father's lily white wife and daughters, who ignore her before turning to abuse and ultimately kicking her out of the house. Regina then tries everything in her search for someone to care for her and to care about, from taking herself to jail to escaping countless foster homes to be near her beloved counselor. Written in her distinctive and unique voice, Regina's story offers an in-depth look at the life of a child who no one wanted. From her initial flight to her eventual discovery of love, your heart will go out to Regina's younger self, and you'll cheer her on as she struggles to be Somebody's Someone.
 

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Debut memoirist Louise eloquently indicts a family and community that abused and neglected her.Worst of all, the author states in her colloquial first-person narrative, they made her feel unwanted ... Read full review

Somebody's someone: a memoir

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This coming-of-age story is an unnerving tale of childhood abuse and neglect. Covering her early childhood through young adult years, Louise reveals the Dickensian details of moving from an informal ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
MY DADDYS MAMA
TALKING TO STRANGERS
NO TIME FOR GOODBYES
UNCLE
MR BENNY
CRAB BALL
GLENN AND NADINE
NO ROOM IN THE
THE RULES
BUTTERFLIES KISSING
GONE
FOR THE LOVE OF
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Regina Louise lives in Berkeley, California.

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