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Very engaging and uplifting.,
This review is from: Nobody's Child (Paperback)Nobody's Child is a powerful and extremely engaging nonfiction novel. It focuses on the life of Marie Balter, a rigorously troubled woman. Marie begins her life as an adopted child and shortly after becomes mentally ill. She spent the first twenty years of her life traveling from mental institution to mental institution. The novel focuses on her experiences while being hospitalized. It is powerful and bleak, but at the same time, it is also an encouraging and uplifting story. Marie later goes on to recover and earn her Master's degree from Harvard University.
The book features black and white images of Marie's adoptive family, herself, and some of the hospitals in which she had stayed.
It was a very grim awakening for me, and I wouldn't recommend the book to everyone. Those who enjoyed books such as Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted would enjoy this captivating novel.
In 1986 Marlo Thomas went on to star as Marie Balter in a made-for-television movie, also titled Nobody's Child.
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Initial post: Jul 20, 2008 5:21:38 AM PDT
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ELIZABETH SAMMONS says:
This courageous and empowered woman is a true thriver of life: mentally, physically, spiritually, intellectually, and creatively. She looks at her troubled childhood and mental health experiences as a quantum learning tool, how in the world can you call this a grim awakening for you? If only more books were this encouraging and uplifting for others who have experienced such severe psychological trauma. This book is a bright light into others bleak darkness. I couldn't fathom not recommending this inspirational book, true stories like this is the only dot of hope many others have to hang onto.
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