Daddy's Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story Of A Brave Little Girl's Escape From Violence
The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons.
Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent and somet...more
But as a book, I feel it could have been better. Landon's stories deserved to be one of the great biographies we hear about in the NYT Best Seller lists. Instead, the entire book felt rushed and only skimmed the surface - the ending just sort of happened, I honestly felt like I had just skimmed rather than actually read it. Then the publisher slapped a generic cover on it and you have something that, I'm afraid to say, looks trashy.
I think Landon should have be ...more
It's a terrible story to have to read, and the almost lackadaisical way soc ...more
so they have someone to love. When the social worker said her flat was too ...more
do not read if you are squeamish about abuse.
By MJ Payne
“Daddy’s Little Earner” by Maria Landon shows how a sadistic, narcissistic father takes over his daughter’s self-image and controls her completely. This story is an echo that wails through the life of every prostitute who ends up on the street by being manipulated and belittled with brutal treatment as a child. Abuse and neglect in childhood create a social debt that everyone ends up paying in some way. Turning a deaf ear to candid ...more
As the reviews before me have stated it was heartbreak ...more
This book made me so angry to how social sevices responded (or rather didn't.) There were too many red flashing warning signs, such as: her ...more
The story itself is very dramatic and you really feel bad for the girl and her siblings. You want to know if she finally escapes her fathers rage and if she will finally have a happy and normal live. Well I’m not gonna tell you the answer obviously but the book is very good! I r ...more
A first hand look into a child’s psyche when mentally, verbally and physically subjected to abused, the damaging long term ripple effects of these actions and how the failures in our juridical systems can compound an issue. Self-preservation comes in various forms and it presents itself to the ...more
The book overall was OK such a horrible thing to have to overcome and I'm quite surprised to read a book like this that doesn't go into details about what the abuser did to them. Still would have liked to have been able to elaborate on the story.
This is an insightful autobiography into the tormenting and everlasting effects of a disastrous youth on a girl, really showing how much your life while growing p can shape you as an individual psychologically. This isn't a comfortable read and not recommended for young people or the faint hearted. For this type of book, well written and a good read, but a distressing book that will make you frustrated and need to put it down a lot of the time.