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A Piece of Cake | Paperback

Author: Cupcake Brown | Format: Paperback

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  Truly Inspirational

| | See all TopCat1984's reviews (68)

This is by far the most inspirational book i have ever read. Cupcake Brown doesn't hold back with her storytelling and reveals the brutal truth about her childhood. She went through so many harrowing experiences - drug addiction, neglect and abuse to name but a few, and somehow she manged to come out the other end. This is the ultimate tale of a survivor and everyone must read this book.

  jaw dropping

| | See all trebbz's reviews (3)

I could not put this book down! It made me cry it made me angry and it made me laugh.It is a truly inspirational book written by a truly inspirational woman.I recommend this to anyone.

  The best book I have ever read, totally brilliant.

| | See all bigtimeblue's reviews (1)

The best book i have ever read, keeps to hucked from the first page, definately worth a read.

  ok

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I love the way the book started, caught my attention fast! But then as i read on i saw that it became VERY repetitive ! I am a total book lover and HATE too not read till the end , but this book made me bored and i just couldnt bring myself to finish it ! every chapter was predictable .

  Inspirational life changing book

| | See all Anteater's reviews (21)

I knew a few things about drugs before i read this book and i'd read a fair bit about child abuse, neglect etc in other books, but this book, has to be the most eye opening book i have ever read...about real life. Im not in denial of what goes on behind closed doors, im pretty sure there's a lot going on that's not open to the public. Cupcake Brown has to be awarded something for her bravery, for her experience, for her journey.
It's sad what she went through when the system failed her. Its terrible that no one wanted to save her or speak to her. Her dad and Jr did help but this thing about being "grown" meant as you're an adult, you deal with it your way, no one interferes.
What surprised me the most, she was able to get jobs in Law Firms by the way she dressed. She was looked down on by the way she dressed, and just her attitude and probably the way she conducted herself would have caused concern, but the managers never said a thing, they were impressed by her resume. I loved this about her. I dont know if it was the drugs talking but she could talk her way out of anything.
I felt sorry for her, a lot. I was amazed by the things she got away with. I was surprised that no one did anything to help her. I was even more suprised by the amount of drugs she was taking and the amount of alcohol she consumed. She was slowly self destructing from the age of 11 to 20 and i found it quite interesting how the mind, attitude, well being can alterate someone's life. I knew about drugs, limited amount, before i started reading but i know so much.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about taking drugs or to those who are starting off on stuff like weed and want to try stronger drugs or those that just want to learn about the affects. It certainly opened my eyes and made me think there are so many people out there who carelessly take drugs, not knowing anything about them and dont actually know the affects of these drugs.
I loved how despite her appearance, she got the jobs she went for, i loved the hope in America and the perseverance of the employers, esp the managers. Even tho her colleagues complained about her, it didn't do anything to her, but then again it could have been the drugs that made her oblivious but she kept on working even though she was late. The drugs she took made her proactive.
I have not read all of the book yet, i have just spent a whole day reading most of it. I am up to the bit where she's just looked at herself in a window and seen what she really looks like.
This book has made me more confident. Has given me hope that there are people out there that want to help you. Im glad she's now a lawyer. I hear she has been sober for 20 years. And she recently celebrated her birthday in March. Happy Belated Birthday Cupcake, hope the making of the film goes well.

  AN AMAZING READ!!!!

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I read a lot of books and i can honestly say that this is probably one of the best I have read, I simply could not put this book down, and like the previous review i was a bit dubious about it because of the abuse content, It is slightly shocking to read, but you have to remember its a true story, and told brilliantly by Cupcake Brown, It is funny, sad, tragic, shocking, but and absolutely must read, I have since found out through Cupcake's website, that there are plans to make this into a movie, Can't wait to hear more about that, Anybody that appreciates a good read must buy this, it is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!!!

  amazing!!!

| | See all wallyumblatsj's reviews (5)

I wasn't to keen to read this when given it, due to the (i feel) flooded market of true, child abuse and neglect stories out there now. but what a great read!! i couldn't put it down. all the way through i had to keep reminding myself "this is a true story"

  A Must Read

| | See all JadoreMusic's reviews (1)

I couldn't put this book down it was sooo amazing and a real insight into the world around us. Everyone should buy it. :)