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I Look Like Me: A Celebration of Self-Love

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Paula was adopted as an infant. She was "chosen" and therefore she was special. For the most part she had what seemed to be an idyllic life. On the surface she appeared to be happy, but on the inside she did not feel like she was good enough. She had been abandoned at birth. Every child experiences a time in their life when they feel like they are not good enough. For ...more
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Published September 27th 2014 by 102nd Place LLC
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Dec 13, 2014 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Understanding how it feels to be adopted is impossible for anyone who lives with their natural family. No matter how giving and loving the adoptive family is, could it be possible that some of their well-intended statements would actually feel like a knife slicing a dividing line to the adopted child? Paula Dieck shares her life, growing up knowing she was adopted and how that knowledge became a huge question mark in her soul. Who was she really? Why was she given up by her birth mother? Who was ...more
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Feb 20, 2015 Patricia Brooks rated it it was amazing

Author: Paula Dieck
Book Reviewer: Patricia L. Brooks, Author

I Look Like Me is the story of an idealistic childhood in the Midwest. A loving family. A father and his little girl. It is also about a lot of blonde haired, blue eyed cousins who do not look like the perfectionist who knows she is adopted and loved by her family.
Her memories are sensory as she recalls the intoxicating high of having good grades against the low struggle to find her identi
Dec 22, 2014 Fran marked it as to-read
I Look Like Me: Paula Dieck

Stand in front of a mirror and look deep inside the glass. Staring back at you should be your own image. But, is that what you see or do you see a blank face with no discernable features? Look closer and imagine the people you love standing next to you as you once again look deep inside the mirror’s glass and the reflections staring back at you. Something catches your eyes and you realize that in the upper right hand corner is a silhouette and you cannot see or make ou
Oct 24, 2014 Paige rated it it was amazing
Author and adoptee, Paula Dieck, has written a thoughtful and introspective account of her life as an adopted person from childhood through adult life. She vividly describes her conservative but loving upbringing in Wisconsin with her adoptive family. They created the best family life possible, but, like many adoptees, Paula sensed a difference between herself and her non-biological kinfolk.

This work is a testimony to the fact that no matter how good or positive our adoptive lives have been, no
Feb 01, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Life has a way of giving you what you need at the most interesting times...having met Paula the other night...and heard her talk about her book and her journey, I knew I wanted to read it, but was unprepared for the impact the reading would have on me. The correlation of abandonment issues from adoption and abuse startled me! One of the best parts of reading Paula's book for me was the kick in the butt restart of my healing process. I had 13 yrs of therapy, which was good and did me a lot of ...more
May 01, 2015 Indiebrag rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that I LOOK LIKE ME by Paula K. Dieck is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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