Anger Is My Middle Name: A Memoir
An empowering memoir of resilience and redemption, and the rage that helped a girl escape the darkness of a harrowing childhood.
Born to a violently dysfunctional home in working-class Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and her three older brothers were bounced between foster care and state-run institutions, then back again to their chemically dependent mother and sadistic...more
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I had a hard time getting into this book, I think because of how the translation worked, but once I did, it held my attention. Often it is hard to read because of the neglect and abuse she and her family experienced. At times it was uplifting to see the people who truly cared about her. Overall, this is a sad memoir but something that needs to be known so these children and adults get the help they ...more
It’s rather difficult to understand how a small child can go through so much and yet be clever enough to hide her inner most fears and still surface as a well educated adult and help her own children to become rounded individuals surround by love and determinative - lots of evil to overcome and adherent behaviour such a fantastic read although upsetting and very difficult to believe
This eloquently written (and well translated) memoir is not an easy read because of the subject matter - though I have no doubt the writing process was considerably more painful, so all credit to Lisbeth Zornig Andersen for undertaking the project.
For all the difficulty of its contents, it is inspiring to see how Lisbeth, with appropriate help and support, learned how to succeed academically, socially and professionally - even to the extent of being able to use ...more
Although at time’s difficult to read, this true story was compelling from the first words. I read the book in one sitting.
As someone who can relate to some of the content I found the way in which Lisbeth overcame such adversity really heartening. There is a depth of self awareness here that shows that despite truly appalling circumstances there is always hope.
I fundamentally agree that children need to be heard, no matter how uncomfortable or ...more
This book was hard to get through at times, because of everything the author has experienced through her short life. The book is very open and descriptive about her story, which in some ways also makes her story more powerful in my opinion. It's amazing how children who go through so much end up surviving and living a "normal" life.
Trigger warnings: Abuse, sexual abuse, rape, alcohol use, incest
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I cried out when the author was molested by men who should NEVER have been able to molest her.
I understood her anger at the world, her family, and her unquenchable desire to just be loved and wanted.
The earning for love, compassion, and understanding is the basic needs for children, yet so many do not get that .
Her anger is justified and I absolutely loved that at the end the author gives 4 ways in which to break the cycle of abuse.
I see why she loved ...more