Hello! I came across your memoir when looking for interesting books to add to my classroom library for my students. I am so inspired by your story, and after one student read the book and returned it, she quickly spread the word about how amazing your story was. I couldn't keep the book on the shelf. Thank you for sharing! I teach so many kids who are going through many of the things you experienced, and it is important for them to see someone who has taken the power back in their life. You are an inspiration to all! Thanks again!
Hi Cupcake! I picked your book up at random and am so glad I did. I've been completely absorbed by it for weeks (I'm a slow reader). You're amazing and I am so grateful that you were able to be so open and share your past with us. It gave me such an amazing look into a world I don't know at all and that's really the most amazing thing an artist and a human being can do. THANK YOU.
Hi Cupcake! Cupcake is such a sweet and cute name! I came across your book in the library while going through a section of self development books. For me, no book has been this intriguing in a long, long time. I just couldn't put it down. It is so inspirational! I have already recommended the book to people. The moment I finished the book, I googled your name and found your website. May God bless all those people who helped you turn around your life, and may God bless you for your courage and may God help all those who undergo similar struggles and pain. Much love and appreciation from India!
I Cup I would like to give you praise you are awesome and i love your book as well as the rest of us at the Juvenile Detention Center we have all read your book and love it. some of us have put you on are bucket list. well your an awesome person.
Hi Cupcake. Just finished your book. Work part-time at a Funeral Home and we are always asking questions of the Pastor or Priest trying to revitalize our faith in God especially after a funeral for a heroin addict (and then watching his 7 year old son curl into a ball after viewing his Dad lying a casket, when only a week ago he shows us the picture at the memorial of him fishing with his Dad.) I admit being a "give me a Marcia Brady story person" as I had to jump to the end to assure myself you did believe God came to your aide. I learned things about my own prejudices which your book got be to work on. Glad I slowed down and went back and read every word. Skipping parts only shows it is easier to keep your head in the sand than feel pain. You are an inspiration.. Will make your book a part of my Nutrition class at Dick Vandyke Substance Abuse Treatment Center. God Bless.
Dear Cupcake, I have today finished reading your book after a colleague left it in the tearoom at work to be passed on. I am so thankful that they did that, it is truly the most astounding story I have ever read. I lost my mum when I was 15, that was 33 years ago and today would have been her 80th birthday. I am thankful that I never had to go through anything like you did, I still miss my mum every day though, as I'm sure you do too. Best wishes to you.
Wow! I'm soo in awe of you! You went through soo much but came out fighting so strong and now stand as a shining example of what walking in faith can do! We all know we are not in charge of our pasts and sometimes we are out through tasks we do not understand... but when you make it out the other side the glory is so worth it! You are amazing Ms Brown and I admire and love you! Thank you for standing strong in your truth
Good afternoon, I've read your book and your story of recovery. What a wonderful testimony of experience, strength and hope. I am a clinician at a small Nonprofit Organization for those seeking recovery. Your story sounds like so many, but so many don't get to the part where you talk of recovery. I want them to hear your story. What would it take for you to come be a speaker in Ontario, Oregon.
Dear Cup, Have read many stories of people who have suffered abuse etc, but your story was one of the most inspirational without a doubt. So glad you turned to God and that through him, and your own efforts, you found peace and happiness. Blessings to you.
Wow, Literally just finished reading this book and I am honestly warmed by it. Reading this book stirred so much emotions in me, I am more than thankful for coming across it. I am humbled by your perseverance, strength and courage through the book, it has touched me in a way I would have never imagined, especially, your love for God and certainty to complete what you begun, it has sparked a fire in me to properly amend my relationship with Christ and really put 1000% into my studies. I want to congratulate you also on your accomplishments, you truly are a remarkable women and an exceptional role-model. The book made me cry, smile and laugh, only God can give such struggles to a woman and KNOW that she'll come out having won and attained much much more than she ever thought. You have really blessed me through your words in your book and I know that I am one in many, but I really want you to know that this book was a blessing honestly. I want to end this by saying a sincere thank you for sharing your story with the world. I pray the Lord continues to bless you abundantly, may you never lack in any area of your life.
Hi I read your book and it was amazing thanking you for sharing it with us........ Just wondering will there be a film made of it any time soon xx
Cup, you are an extraordinary woman who blessed me immensely. Although, I can't familiarize myself with what you went through. As a young woman searching for herself, your memoir proves over and over again that God has a purpose for each of our lives and all we have to do is have faith. Thank you for having the courage to show your authentic self and share it with the world!! You remind me of one of my favorite verses, he makes beauty out of ashes-Isaiah 61:3. God bless you and I hope to see more books from you in the future!
Hey Cupcake. I read your book at a very dark time in my life. I can honestly say it gave me hope and inspired me. I recommend it to all my fellow readers. It is definitely a page turner. Thanks for sharing your story and showing me that anything is possible. GOD bless Queen.
Hi Cupcake, I'm still reading your book.In the beginning of reading I had a difficult time embracing the sexual abuse encounters . I definitely could identify ,as I read I began feeling sorrowful for myself. Then reading more I began to recognize the inner strength of a wounded girl that became the hero in her life !!!!!!! Thank You for sharing such a story filled with guilt and shame it has help me empower the past!!!!!!!
I too am a recovering addict and you are truly a inspiration 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story. You are beautiful, God Bless you Cup!
Hello cupcake! I have just finished your book and I loved it. I wasn't looking for your book but the cover really caught my eye so I decided to grab it and I'm glad I did. I feel like your book should be something that every recovering addict should read. It's very inspiring and beautiful (although painful at times, too). Thank you for writing your story and adding an amazing new book to my bookcase.
Hi Ms Brown my name is Maura Cherry I was also put into foster care but it was because I was on an abusive house hold you have inspired me to write a book about my life I kind of got the idea of my book cover and name from yours you have inspired me I received your book as a gift on my 18th birthday I am currently still in foster care and I'm nineteen I did not keep the copy of you book I received I have it to a fellow peer would love to get to meet you one day
Dear Ms. Brown, My sister and I work together, sit side by side, each with our own headphones listening to audiobooks. We just finished your book and enjoyed it very much. Together we would laugh out loud, and weep for little Cupcake. Our co workers were so intrigued by our reactions, several are now reading your book. Congratulations in all you've accomplished! Sincerely, Linda Ponce and JoBea Berumen
Dear Cupcake, Your story has helped me get through some tough days. Knowing you've made it through has helped me believe I can too. I too am in recovery, detoxed at Mesa Vista, lived in Lemon Grove, go to City College, and want to go to law school. You're a blessing and I'm so grateful to have read your story.
Wow! I've just finished reading your book for the 5th time since receiving it as a gift a couple of years ago. Each time I read it, I understand more, I notice things I never the time before and it touches my heart just like the first time. I keep pushing the book into the hands of others, urging them to read it even if it's the only book they ever read! You are proof that no matter where you come from or what you've been through, that with hard work, patience and the love of others you can get to where you want and deserve to be. Your story has truly touched my heart. I don't know you, but I am so proud of you and what you have achieved. You are beautiful inside and out cupcake. I wish you nothing but peace and happiness for the rest of your life. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better version of the person I was yesterday.