Working My Way Back To Me by April Kirkwood (1/18)

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A little girl born into a dysfunctional lower middle class family filled with addiction, molestation, and adultery now is beginning conversations about what happens after we realize our life is a mess. A beacon of light for healing: Why Women Let Men Use them and the Solution to Fixing it?

This is a cinematic book hat lays out in harsh technicolor all that is fake, brutal and life-snuffing about American culture. Celebrity worship, spousal abuse, sexual abuse, adultery, false religiosity, and innocence interrupted all converge into a roiling brew that boils over into we are experiencing. 

For rural Ohio beauty queen April Kirkwood, her #MeToo moment came way before the term was coined. She lost her virginity to the middle-aged Frankie Valli at 16, after a decade pursuing a childhood fantasy to be the crooner’s wife. Through April’s eyes, we experience joys and heartaches that echo across more than a half-century of old family secrets and ways, and the triumphs and defeats involved in trying to break the mold. 

The book sheds light on universal struggles involving love, sexuality, addiction, and mental health. April’s adventures lead to betrayal and suffering, and her fate depends on family. April must learn the fine line between guidance and sabotage as she claws her way to a future not as a savior, but as a fiercely accomplished woman.

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Contributor: Katherine Fleischman from Blink PR

Written by Yehoshua Bomberg

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