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Posted on Aug 22, 2011 3:56:08 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 23, 2011 8:14:54 PM PDT
David says:
This Is US - The New All-American Family is about three children in foster care.

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 8:39:36 PM PDT
Planet 13 says:
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Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:58:03 PM PDT
Chris says:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2011 11:09:27 PM PDT
Now, can you do a rendition of Danke Shoen?

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 11:12:00 PM PDT
Tennessee Williams Memoir. He had me laughing. I read it 3 times, but it's been a long time since.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2011 3:27:57 AM PDT
Scott Memmer says:
Attention: People on this Forum. Joyce Bacon is a false name used by a spammer and lurker in your thread, using your good thread to promote her own book. Please boycott her project and report her abuse when she posts her false claims. She is posing as somebody who has written this book, and enjoyed the read, when in fact she herself is the author of the book. I have come here from another
Amazon thread to give you a heads up. We have chased her out there. Please do the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2011 6:24:22 PM PDT
Soozano says:
You wouldn't believe me if I told you by Susan L Mikkelsen is amazing story!!

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 5:06:47 PM PDT
A Childhood by Harry Crews or Something About a Soldier by Harry Crews.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 7:39:48 AM PDT
Richard Rhodes' A Hole in the World: An American Boyhood is a moving account of he and his brother being taken from his irresponsible, abusive parents and raised in a Kansas City orphanage, where both boys prosper. It's also superbly written, and one of the best autobiographies I've read. Rhodes won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1988 for The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

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Posted on Sep 3, 2011 12:03:42 AM PDT
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reelfan49 says:
Damaged by Cathy Glass was really engrossing. Fast read, very moving. She has some others I plan to read. P.S. you're not listening by Eleanor Craig was really, really good, although not about foster care, but about troubled children.

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 7:03:28 AM PDT
Ever read the trilogy by Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It, The Lost Boy and A Man Named Dave? A Child Called It is his first book of the trilogy, about a child who suffered brutality by his sadistic mother, who called him "It". The second book, I believe, goes more into his life in foster care. I highly recommend these.

Another, Deliver Me From Evil by Alloma Gilbert. The author's foster mother was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Finally, Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, is one of the best memoirs I have read. It's not about foster care though. It was one of those books that I couldn't put down.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 8:25:33 AM PDT
Hank says:
Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska

A great new memoir just came out of Alaska about loving the natural world as it is slipping away. Filled with the natural history of sandhill cranes.

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 3:43:49 PM PDT
GLass Castle..about a family and there crazy life. page turner!

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 11:01:49 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 9, 2011 11:03:38 PM PDT
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Sharon W says:
Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story by Theresa Cameron. Touching, riveting. One of my all time favorites. Highly recommend.
Hope's Boy by Andrew Bridge. About a young boy growing up in foster care. Quite good, absolutely unforgettable. Worth the read.
* Have several other favorite "memoirs" but these ^ are definitely related to foster care.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 3:50:43 PM PDT
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K. Taylor says:
Why not read my book 'Tied with an Easy Thread'.
Read reviews posted on and
My mother was abandoned in an orphanage at 4, and at 14 was sent to live with a family as 'Haustochter' - a bit like an au paire but permenant. This might interest you.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2011 9:51:40 PM PDT
The Lady is a Stripper by Dusty Summers. Dusty and her sister lived in foster homes in Phoenix, Arizona due to extreme physical and mental abuse by their father. Dusty entered foster care at age 14.
I recommend the book because I wrote it. Foster care gave me a whole different outlook on life . . . I ran away from home after a particularly savage beating from my father. I can honestly say that life began for me when I entered foster care. Although I have made many mistakes in life, it has been one helluva adventure!

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 7:48:36 PM PDT
Chili Pimping in Atlantic City: The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp....This is my book. It is a good read. It is not for everyone to be honest. It's about me, one of the most corrupt Police Officers in the history of New York City. If you like true crime/non-fiction you should give me a try.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 7:34:54 AM PDT
"3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World" !!
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