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Integrity in a Box of Chocolates: Consuming Life's Hardships One Bite at a Time
by Joan Koonce
In the words of Forrest Gump, 'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.' Joan Koonce's box had more varieties than most. Integrity in a Box of Chocolates is a collection of stories that portray the tragic life experiences faced by a black woman growing up in rural North Carolina. It uncovers deep, lifelong scars left by poverty, sexual ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises
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Fantastic story about abuse, racism (even within the black community), and the struggles of an accomplished woman. I only marked it down a little because the story would've been much better with more aggressive editing. Otherwise, an interesting look at surviving in the face of adversity. Not many people can say that they've accomplished as much as this writer.