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Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison Paperback – December 14, 2011
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"Out of the depths of her pain and eventual acceptance, Deborah created not only this ruggedly honest book (which entranced me--I read it in one gulp), but also some creative and important projects...." --PsychCentral, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus: Deborah Jiang Stein's Story
"...mesmerized by this book. It's beautiful and harrowing and brave...the agility and strength of the human spirit, but not in a precious way. It's evocative, fierce and tender.
The strength of Jiang Stein's writing is her ability to put me right there in her scenes. I held my breath..."
--Judy Clement Wall, Used Furniture Review
About the Author
Deborah Jiang Stein is founder of the nonprofit, The unPrison Project (www.theunprisonproject.org) serving women and girls in prisons.
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My younger self wanted to play with Little Debbie because she and I could've wreaked some serious mischievous havoc on the neighborhood.
I loved and identified with pistol-packing Deborah's swag and fearlessness - even if she's shaking on the inside - because I see so much of my rebel self in her.
And if I ever cross paths with today's tough-girl-tutu-wearing Deborah in person, I'd want to give Little Debbie a hug because out of everything you've experienced, I still sense the little girl in you simply needs and wants those hugs you missed out on.