A memoir of a minority woman growing up in the ghettos of New York City shows how anyone can become someone successful Although, Mirian s struggles started from birth she firmly believed in many things such as castles, knights in shining armor, and a big house with a picket fence It was those dreams that kept her spirit alive when life became too horrendously painful Mirian Detres was not only born disabled, but she has been mentally, physically, and sexually abused Her memoirs include being locked in a closet at the age of 9 for a year, hospitalized in a mental institution as an adult for approx 2 years and received shock treatments, been beaten as a wife, a druggy and living in the streets as a homeless woman with her babies It was the love she had for her children that caused her to go through a metamorphosis in life The change was so drastic, that not even her own family recognized her Mirian Detres s memoirs not only takes you into a world of poverty, abuse, and neglect but it plunges the reader into a dark rabbit hole of struggles with drugs and crime only to come out on the other side as an educational scholar with two masters, doctorate of philosophy, spokes person for battered women, and a successful mother of five children This is a true story of a woman without any role models became one herself....
|Title||:||When it rains it F-n pours.: (A transformation of a minority woman from the ghetto streets of New York)|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse March 16, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||316 pages|
|File Size||:||667 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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When it rains it F-n pours.: (A transformation of a minority woman from the ghetto streets of New York) Reviews
This memoir is amazing!! I related to Mirian so much! I found out about her and her book from a classmate at my college. I did not take a class with Dr. Detres-Hickey but I bought this book for leisure. I needed to read about someone that went through similar situations as myself. I think everyone should read this book. Mirian is such a real inspiration, she represents a true success story. Like she says, when there is a will, there is a way. If she found a way to overcome all of the streneous and hearbreaking circumstances, anyone can! I hope to meet you one day! Her story is as real as it gets. God bless you Mirian!
More overpriced college crap
This book should make everyone reflect on their own childhood and realize how lucky they were. The main message here is that regardless of your beginnings and poor choices, with determination, you can move pass all your obstacles and succeed. Imagine that a dyslexic, who started out as a high school drop-out, can persevere and get THREE Masters and ONE PhD!!! I've met the author and as I told her, she's my personal Hero. I also grew up in a ghetto, in Brooklyn, but my childhood was 360 from hers and I couldn't fathom her Mothers' behavior. It made me love my parents (both deceased) and the life they gave me even more!!!! This book eradicates the phrase "I can't" from everyone's vocabulary!! It's a must read for all the spoiled, self-indulgent,entitlement minded people who think they're owed anything and also the emotionally wounded who will realize they too can find healing. I'm sorry she had to go thru all that, but it makes for a good read.
Great book. Very inspiring author.
When It Rains It F-N Pours by Mirian
This was amazing book about the strength and resolve of the human spirit. If you would are looking for a perspective about what it is like growing up in a dysfunctional family, how race and bias exists within "minority groups" and how these biases can inflict pain and disassociation - then this is an excellent book. It is humbling to read because of the author's challenges with - class, economics, ethnicity, gender, drugs, family and her specific learning disabilities. The author is an example of the amount of strength a woman has within her. This story should be required reading for anyone interested in the lives of the working poor and downright poor. Anyone studying Urban Studies/Affairs, Anthropology, Psychology or any behavioral studies - specifically that of women, women of color, women in urban cities should read this book.
This book tells the story of a very true, very real woman and how she was able to change her life around. A must read for anyone using their past or their family issues as a crutch not to succeed. This woman used all of these as the stepping stone to her success.