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Anger Is My Middle Name

By: Lisbeth Zornig Andersen,Mark Mussari - translator
Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
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An empowering memoir of resilience and redemption, and the rage that helped a girl escape the darkness of a harrowing childhood.

Born to a violently dysfunctional home in working-class Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and her three older brothers were bounced between foster care and state-run institutions, then back again to their chemically dependent mother and sadistic stepfather. For Lisbeth, it was a childhood without perimeters. It was blighted by poverty, sexual abuse, neglect, betrayal, and further victimization by the broken Danish social services system that forced Lisbeth to live where and how it saw fit. Coming of age with a myriad of fears and emotional disorders, Lisbeth had three things that would become driving forces in her life: she was extraordinarily bright, extremely willful, and exceptionally angry. 

From hell to liberation, this is Lisbeth’s emotional and galvanizing memoir told in two voices: that of a young girl who was unwanted, challenged, and defiant, and that of a woman who channeled her rage into a positive force as a passionate advocate for children’s rights. Whatever darkness defines the past, it can be used to change the future. Lisbeth’s heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting journey is proof.

©2011 Lisbeth Zornig Andersen. Translation © 2020 by Mark Mussari. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 25-03-22

Giving others hope

Interrupted more times than I'd like but found myself coming back everytime. All to sad but true reality, I'm just glad for her outcome, one more book for my shelf to come back to.
Her advice at the end and applying the 5 essential factors has helped me a lot with my own 3 children and now my 3 grandbabies.

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  • 18-01-22

amazing

at first I wasn't going to read this. but as I got more into it I absolutely loved it although somewhat graphic it was wonderful.