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In My Shoes: A Writer is Born

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At the age of sixteen, Brenda Hampton had been kicked out of one high school, trying desperately to find her place in another one. Lost, confused and with no direction, Brenda gravitated to bad boys who gave their all in the name of false love. When Dwayne Montgomery came on the scene, his definition of love would tie her to a seven year tumultuous relationship with no end ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Createspace
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Yolanda Knight
Sep 14, 2012 Yolanda Knight rated it it was amazing
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Carmen Blalock
Jul 01, 2012 Carmen Blalock rated it it was amazing
In My shoes takes us on the journey from Brenda's humble beginnings where she, her mother and her two sisters moved into a nice neighborhood and that was all that was nice about it. It was a struggle with three girls in a single parent household so many times they had to wear each others clothes and children are not so kind when they notice that the new kids are school are not only new but poor too. Needless to say school was tough for Brenda and this caused her to get into a lot of trouble. Whe ...more
Locksie
Apr 07, 2013 Locksie rated it it was amazing
Never Give Up.

Trying to fit in when school peers considered her an outsider, and confused about her mother’s tough love and reluctance to prepare her for young womanhood, shoves a young Brenda Hampton into an adult world…unprepared.
Determined, Brenda steps into a society where finding her niche in life is sidetracked by abusive love, early pregnancy, addictions, temptations and false hope sending her on a long rocky road.

Slip into Brenda’s shoes and experience the hurt, pain, and desperation alo
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Teaguem2005
Dec 10, 2014 Teaguem2005 rated it really liked it
Bravo! 4.5 I truly enjoyed reading how this author came to be who she is. I think it's therapeutic to be able to look back and see how your past decisions shape your future. Brenda has obviously led a helluva life and didn't try to sugarcoat her relationship struggles or bad decisions. I admire her honesty especially with Dwayne. Who knows, she may save a life with her candid revelations
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Jun 27, 2016 TruAvidReader rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the most realistic, close to home books I have ever read! The transparency in this book is heart felt. The storyline/plot is great. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Must Read,a author telling her story
Felisa
Nov 22, 2013 Felisa rated it it was amazing
Ok where do I start? In My Shoes was so so good! It really took me back to my own experiences! Coming from a family,that was strong yet dysfunctional and the outcome was very similar. Ms Hampton has taken us on a journey of her life, her good, bad and horrible times. I understand all to well about being a young girl confussed about where I fit in! I loved this book and it will go down as one of my all time favorites!!!! Ms Hampton as got what it takes and I am a fan forever
Myheartbeats2
May 30, 2013 Myheartbeats2 rated it it was amazing
This was a good read. It started a little low, but it was oh so worth it to have the background. Not often do fiction authors give you a peak into their personal lives. I'm sure that many teen moms of the 80s can relate to Brenda's story. I've read reviews on Brenda's books on the character Jaylin, but after reading about the REAL Jaylin I want to read more. Lol
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Nov 23, 2013 Kayla rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was such an inspiration for young women like myself who are trying to find themselves and what they want to do in life.
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Hampton is a native St. Louis, with a gift and passion for writing. She maintained journals for several years, but it wasn’t until she read Terry McMillan’s Disappearing Acts that she considered taking her writing adventures to another level.



In 2002, Hampton completed her memoir, along with two fiction novels: Two's Enough Three's a Crowd and How Can I Be Down? The following year, she completed t
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