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I applaud Chynna for allowing the painful barriers to come down and for sharing her story.
Chynna T. Laird writes in a clear, compelling voice that drew me in from the first page and continued to move me as I read on.
This is a book that will make you think twice before judging a teen who looks like "bad news."
White Elephants is an unflinchingly honest and equally compelling tale of the strength it takes to overcome the myriad vicissitudes of mental illness and addiction. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by Lisa De Nikolits
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I'm a very critical reader who doesn't often give books a full 5 stars, it needs to be a true work of art for me to rate it at that level. Read more
I had never read a book in just two sittings until 'White Elephants'. I screamed, "how could you, how could you, how could you, how could you! Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by Mari
I tend to measure the books I read by what happens when I am not actually reading them. When I set the book down, does it speak to me? Does it push me to pick it back up? Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by Stacy Eaton
This is a really brave book. It speaks to the impossible circumstances children of alcoholics often find themselves in. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Ilonka M. O'Neil
So many memoirs are about growing up in abusive households, but WHITE ELEPHANTS is more than just another story of surviving a dysfunctional family. It is no wonder that Chynna T. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Sharon Nobilio
Everyone knew something was terribly wrong with her mother, but nobody did anything about it ...that is until Chynna T. Laird wrote White Elephants.
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