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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review I had a hard time getting into this book, I think because of how the translation worked, but once I did, it held my attention Often it is hard to read because of the neglect and abuse she and her family experienced At times it was uplifting to see the people who truly cared about her Overall, this is a sad memoir but something that needs to be known so these children and adults get the help they need and deserve. Anger is my Middle Name is a hauntingly raw memoir discussing the mostly devastating childhood years of the author, Lisabeth The book takes us through the story of her young life, being poor, neglected, and abused and how she slowly started to overcome the distrust for adults and the damage they have done to her It is a wonderfully told story, sans adult analysis, so we can understand how she was feeling at her age directly This memoir is a heartwrenching tale of a child repeatedly let down by the adults who were supposed to protect her and how the anger from her experiences further hinders her life Definitely an amazing memoir, that depicts the unfortunate truth of many children s lives Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC of this book.
Anger Is My Middle Name is a heart wrenching, disturbing, and raw memoir about a girl who has experienced so much, and has shown immense bravery and courage to share her story with the world She does this to educate others to encourage people to speak up to help people recognize the signs of someone else who may be going through it and may not be able to speak up themselves Abuse is a horrible act that haunts victims in so many ways, and though it is so hard to read about, it is also so important for people to be aware of, be familiar with, or even be able to relate to and know that there are others out there experiencing the same thing and who may now know the signs they should be aware of and be able to reach out for help Rating memoirs has always been something I don t really agree with or like doing, but, in this case, it was easy to do I think the author did a fantastic job depicting her vivid and emotional past with us, using a writing style that really captured the pain and history well. I could relate to this book on MANY levels I cried out when the author was molested by men who should NEVER have been able to molest her.I understood her anger at the world, her family, and her unquenchable desire to just be loved and wanted The earning for love, compassion, and understanding is the basic needs for children, yet so many do not get that.Her anger is justified and I absolutely loved that at the end the author gives 4 ways in which to break the cycle of abuse.I see why she loved education, why she got angry over little time changes, I understand her life, her anger, and her determination to be better.BRAVO to the author for sharing and rising above her abuse and neglect You inspire so many I can t imagine what Lisbeth Andersen went through growing up She has taken the time to write this story of her growing up in an extremely dysfunctional home in Denmark.For my full review, please visit my blog at you NetGalley and Crossing for an Advanced Reader s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lisbeth Zornig Andersen is the prime example of when you know better, do better Growing up with the trauma she did, it would have been all too easy to be the same level of parent her parents and stepfigures were, but instead she turned her life into being the exact opposite Her story of trauma, healing and ultimate success in not passing on generational trauma is inspirational and heartbreaking Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me review this book. What a fantastic, heart wrenching book It hurt me so much reading about what the author went through during her childhood I think this book did a great job of showing some of the errors in orphanages and what makes a decent household, even for children in the foster system Brilliant. (Read Kindle) Ñ Anger Is My Middle Name É An Empowering Memoir Of Resilience And Redemption, And The Rage That Helped A Girl Escape The Darkness Of A Harrowing Childhood 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 AngryFrom 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