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The Road to Anywhere But Here

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Carol was 15-years-old when she committed her mother to a psychiatric hospital. Her father signed the papers but by that time, Carol had become the parent. He said he'd do whatever Carol thought was best. At 19-years-old, to escape the pain of her mother's decline, and the limitations of her small town, Carol traveled to San Francisco, alone, on a motorcycle. Homeless at f ...more
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published July 12th 2016
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Nicole Dunton
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carol Newman writes about her life. The difficulty family she was surrounded by. Becoming the adult of the family when she was barely a teenager. Being discriminated against and violated for the sole purpose that she was a female. The various places she moved to as a kid. and being bullied in school. She covers it all.

It takes courage to sit down and write about your life. It takes courage and strength to take that and edit and publish it. I really admire Newman for having the strength and cour
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Deedra
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating story of this womans life nd how abuse shaped it. I found narration by the author rather monotone.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
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Did you have a difficult childhood? Hard to understand parents? Then you will love Carol Newman's raw and witty confession of what life was like with her adorable but irresponsible Scottish mother and a father whose childhood bout with Scarlet Fever makes him prone to slugging employers in the face. Despite the very real love of her parents, they discount her as a female, as do all the perverts in the neighborhood and their obliging slave daughters. Newman tells as well about the changing cultur ...more
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