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A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

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There are shelves of memoirs approximately overcoming the death of a resolve, early life abuse, rape, drug habit, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, comic-death accidents, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness.

Cupcake Brown live to tell the taled a lot of these things previous to she’d even changed into twenty.

And that’s even as things got attention-grabbing….


you have got in your hands the strange, center-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a girl named Cupcake. It starts as the tale of a lady orphaned two occasions over, once house the death of her mom and alternatively house a kid welfare gadget that separated her from her stepfather and placed her into the hands of an epically sadistic foster resolve. then again there comes a point in her preteen years—in all probability it’s the evening she first attempts to run away and is exposed to medicine, alcohol, and intercourse suddenly—even as Cupcake’s tale shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dismal comic blues opera. As Cupcake’s troubles strengthen, so do her voice and spirit. Her intestine-punch sense of humor and eye for the absurd, in conjunction with her oversized will, raise her via a fateful choice of events that would easily have left her needless.

younger Cupcake realized to live to tell the tale house turning tips, downing arduous liquor, partying like a rock famous person, and eating every drug she would possibly just to seek out while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, someday, the most efficient scam of all: life of nine-to-five jobs. then again Cupcake’s no longer going excursion through the cubicle international was once once paralleled house a quickening descent into the eveningmare of crack cocaine use, until she someday discovered herself residing in the back of a Dumpster.

Astonishingly, she changed into it round. With the assistance of a cobbled in combination circle of relatives of eccentric fellow addicts and “angels”—life of pals and strangers who got here to her assist at pivotalmoments—she slowly reworked her life from the internal out.

a work of Cake is in contrast to any memoir you’ll ever read. transferring and alresiding transgressive in its frankness, it is a relentlessly gripping tale of a resilient spirit who took at the worst of contem-porary town life and live to tell the taled it with a livid wit and unyielding selection. Cupcake Brown is a dynamic and entirely original taleteller who will guide you at the residing alluring, famous persontlingly humorous, and necessarily affecting excursion via hell you’ll ever take.



when it got here time for me to speak, i wasn’t sure which portions of my in advance to tell, which to keep thriller, and which to fake on no account took place. Uncle Jr. had already no longericed the welts on my again, so he was once oncen’t too surprised when I advised them approximately one of the crucial physically abuse I endured at Diane’s. eachframe else hit the roof, aside from Daddy. He got actually quiet and began balling and unballing his fists.

I persisted my exchange. experience had taught me that adults have trouble accepting the theory of children having intercourse. I made up our minds that from then on, that part of my life on no account took place. I picked up the tale house telling them approximately Fly, the Gangstas, and getting shot.

i was death for a cigarette. So it seemed a great time to announce that I smoked cigarettes—and weed.

After a moment Sam checked out me, smiled, and handed me considered one among her Marlboros. I most well-liked menthols, however beggars can’t be choosers. I kicked again, took an extended drag, and closed my eyes.

Daddy and Jr. have been silent. They seemed just a little bit surprised and not sure approximately learn the way to respond.

“well, Cup,” Jr. sassist, “it’s a little too past due to be taking a look to raise you presently. then again the ones cigarettes will kill you. And weed will only lead you to more potent medicine.”

He didn’t understand how right kind he was once once. then again for me, it was once once too past due to be being keen on more potent medicine—the one being worried I did was once once whether or not I would possibly just find a connection to get a few. So I just smiled, nodded, and took each different hit off my cigarette.

The eerie quiet rechanged into.

—from a work of Cake


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writer: Cupcake Brownwriter: BroadwayBinding: PaperagainLanguage: EnglishPages: 480

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