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A childs journey into womanhood reveals a Jewish family embroiled in prostitution, shoplifting, stolen cars, homelessness, homosexuality, and terminal illness. This candid and shocking memoir delivers a stunning account of shame, survival, and triumph.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 2011 by Infinity Publishing
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Title: The Hooker’s Daughter
Author: Dale Stanten
ISBN: 0-7414-6402-0
Publishers: Infinity Publishing
No. of pages: 227

This is a memoir by Dale Stanten, describing her life during and after the 1950s in Jewish Boston, where she lives with her parents and elder sister. Dale’s mother is a fashionable lady who loves the many pleasures and luxuries of life, but unfortunately for her, her husband is barely able to provide enough to meet the demands of daily life. An intimate discus
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James Talis
I grew up not far from the address of Dales trials and her problems at about the same time. Codman Square, Dorchester and Mattapan, and am sure we may even have crossed paths or ridden the same trolleys.

The first half of the book depicted the horrors of her childhood and was riveting. The second half was rudderless as her life must have been, lots and lots of players and remaining issues with Ma that she somehow allowed to continue even in her own home. She enabled her mothers continued abuses a
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Bella
Mar 04, 2012 Bella rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes memoirs
Won this book on the giveaway and have truly enjoyed reading it. It is written in a very easy, matter of fact kind of way, and easy to follow. Parts of it are funny, parts are depressing, but it feels very true and wholeheartedly written. I would recommend it.
Joyce Oscar
Title: The Hooker’s Daughter: A Boston
Family’s Saga
Author: Dale Stanten
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 9780741464026


I remember preparing to depart from the babysitter’s house and not really wanting to leave. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to go home. I loved my parents, my family and the home that they provided for my brother and me. What I hated most about leaving was being seen in the car that my parent’s owned. I was embarrassed to be seen in it. Let me correct that, I was beyond embar
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Amy
Captivating story of survival in a very dysfuntional home during the author's childhood and young adult life. Dale's ability to share her story without being cynical or critical holds the reader's attention. Hard to believe she came out such a strong, focused and successful woman. I rooted for her the whole way through the book. Very quick read.
Nicola
Simple writing. A quick read. But an interesting story of three generations of family and how they avoided poverty.
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