Will Love For Crumbs - A Memoir Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Visit Jonna on Facebook at facebook.com/jonna.ivin or at jonnaivin.com --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- Publication date : January 12, 2014
- File size : 1514 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 183 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B006V1KQLU
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 146818475X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #885,253 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That being said, the author takes us on a highly descriptive journey of being raised by an alcoholic mother, the absence of her father her love yet conflicts with her siblings, and the general chaos that ensues in her life while growing up. Jonna takes off for volunteer work as a form of escape. There she meets a man who is toxic, a drug addict, and a compulsive liar. But she loves him. The ambivalent feelings she has for this relationship are palpable - she knows he is no good for her, but loves him intently, for his is indeed a charmer. She blames God for her poverty, her situation in life until she realizes the problem was never with God, but with her own poor choices.
In attempting to fill "holes" in her soul, she awakens to the fact that it was she and only she that crazed persons, places and things that were unavailable, causing her misery in the end.
I think most of us "sixties kids" remember at some point in our lives Loving for Crumbs. I know I do. This book is a must read, and indeed, by only criticism, perhaps at the encouragement of her editor, was sticking a portion of another book at the end of this one. This book can clearly stand on it's own!
Ms. Ivin should be praised for the courage to expose her deepest thoughts, insecurities and family secrets for us all to see.
While volunteering with the Red Cross, Jonna meets Chris. Jonna thinks that Chris may be the man of her dreams.
Then, of course, it goes sour. Chris is a liar, con man, thief and drug addict. Prince Charming turns into a frog.
I couldn't put this book down until I read it all. It was a fascinating memoir. There were plenty of twists and turns. This is the type of story that I can never get enough of.
I wonder where Chris is now. He's probably still out there, conning and charming other women.
I'd love to read another book by Jonna. I'm curious to see how her life is going now.