A Piece of Cake
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By Cupcake Brown

nonfiction | 472 pages | Published in NaN

This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake and it begins when, aged eleven, she is orphaned and placed in the 'care' of sadistic foster parents. But there comes a point in her preteen years - maybe it's the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once - when Cupcake's story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark, deeply disturbing journey through hell.Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. At just 16 she stumbled into the terrifying world of the gangsta, dealing drugs, hustling and only just surviving a drive-by shooting. Ironically, it was Cupcake's rapid descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine addiction that finally saved her. After one four-day crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and half-dead, she finally realized she had to change her life or die on the streets - another trash-can addict, another sad statistic.Astonishingly, Cupcake turned her life around and this is her brutally frank, startlingly funny story. Unlike any memoir you will ever read, A Piece of Cake is a redemptive, gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it. It is also the most genuinely affecting rollercoaster ride through hell and back that you will ever take.

ISBN_13:9781400052295

Quotes

Life is like a piece of cake, it may be messy and challenging, but it's always worth savoring.

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Sometimes, the sweetest things in life come after the bitterest moments.

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When you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up.

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The scars of our past do not define us; they merely remind us of how far we've come.

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Strength is not measured by how much you can endure, but by how you pick yourself up when you fall.

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The darkest nights lead to the brightest stars.

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Forgiveness is not about forgetting the past, but about freeing yourself from its grip.

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Love has the power to heal wounds that time alone cannot mend.

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Life is a journey, and sometimes the detours lead us to our true destination.

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The truth may hurt, but it also has the power to set you free.

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