I have to say that this was one of the best Kindle Singles I've read. It was totally engrossing and felt complete when it was finished. The writing is graceful and the story is compelling.
The subject matter is grim, but the author is far from maudlin or whining. She is seeking truth, the good and the bad. Unfortunately, her search will probably last a lifetime. What is wonderful about this essay is that it shows that a person can come through a hellish childhood and still be an awesome adult. The road isn't easy and is often dark and filled with guilt and fear, but it is possible to be a good person is spite of horrible beginnings. I found that very hopeful and inspirational.
I found this KS to be very insightful, meaningful and absorbing. Once I started it I didn't stop until I finished it. I wish the author the best and she has my complete respect for telling her story honestly. Highly recommend!