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I learned through the people in this book that life is much more complicated than that.
At the heart of the book is the story of two women, Jessica and Coco, whom LeBlanc follows from their teen-age years into their thirties.
This wonderfully written book reads like a fiction page-turner, even though the story and characters are real.
Great book, it is based on actual events and it just gives you insight on how certain choices people make in life can affect you forever and the generation that comes after you.Published 22 hours ago by Jazzy Love
Too many characters; hard to keep track of everyone's name and remember each one's story. I wouldn't recommend this book.Published 8 days ago by Malka Smilovits
The genius of this book is that the author the facts and interviews speak for themselves without added drama or theatrics. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Pozotronic
I attended The New Yorker festival and heard Ms. LeBlanc speak about this book. I was intrigued by her presentation and felt engaged as I read the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tamara Hand
No seriously, I am super obsessed with this book. It was lent to me, and I too coming from the inner city area in NYC, was charmed by LeBlanc's non-fictional story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pinkarella
I enjoyed the first half of this book, but by the end felt it was overwritten. It provides a window into the lives of an extended family living in the Bronx related by blood and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pam
With 127 people and unusual family connections, I found myself using the x Ray feature on my Kindle more than any other time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by barbara270
Could not put this book down! A realistic glimpse into how poverty breeds poverty and to how people in the ghetto live.Published 1 month ago by Tdeacy
A little lightly used, as advertised, but actually in remarkably good condition for a used book. The book itself is also a very great read, hard to put down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by katia