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.
I want to say God bless you!! Your book is a testimony to never give up. I couldn't put the book down, I truly enjoyed it and will pass it on to my daughter to read, to show never give up during rough times and always surround yourself with a good support system and of course God first.
Hello beautiful, I just wanted to say I have just Finnished your book, it has lived in my handbag for last week, it's rather battered but is one of the best books I have read in a long time!! You truly are a legend. Keep going stong darling. Jas xx
Hello Cupcake.I, m just in the middle of reading your book a piece of cake. After finding this book in my place of work I read the back and immediately removed it from the dining room at work.I thought this story would be so sad and dont get me wrong what you went through was horrendous, but the way you wrote the factual story was also very funny. I will be passing this book to all my friends cant wait to finish it. Xx
Hi Cupcake, just wanted to write and let you know that I read your book 10 years ago at the age of 19. Your unforgettable story had a monumental effect on my life, and I tell everyone I know about your story. To this day, I still think of your courageous, unbelievable and life-changing tale of strength, metamorphisis and bravery. You have been an inspiration in my life and have travelled with me for the last 10 years. I just want to thank you. For loving with me, as part of me and a guiding light for all that is possible - even in the darkest circumstances. Your story changed my life. Thank you and much love. Xxxx
I just finished reading you boom as part of a book club. Thank you for your candid honesty and for sharing you story of chasing after you goals and not letting anything stop you. You are truly an inspiration. God is soon good. May you continue to be blessed and may you continue to bless the lives of others. Keep being your beautiful and loving you! Come to DC for a seminar and book tour!
I just finished reading your book. I still have chills, your story is nothing short of AMAZING!!! You are an inspiration to us all. God bless your strength and perseverance!!! Thank you for sharing it with the world. xoxo
I read your book and loved it. You are an inspiration, and beautiful to boot! I sit here at my lake and pray your strength meets all that need it!
Just finished your life story and truly appreciate the sharing. It has so many good quotes to live by I think my favorite is "practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice". Thanks again.
I've just read 'A piece of Cake' which I found incredibly captivating as it is written so well. During the harrowing story of your life, I kept hoping you'd see just how clever and intelligent you were. I found myself praying you'd find help and of course you did. Many blessings to you
I've just read 'A piece of Cake' which I found incredibly captivating as it is written so well. During the harrowing story of your life, I kept hoping you'd see just how clever and intelligent you were. I found myself praying you'd find help and of course you did. Many blessings to you and how honest and inspiring your book is.
My name is Natasha and i have just completed my read of the book 'A Piece of Cake'. I must state the book is fantastic and i feel grateful and privileged to have read it. Thank you Cupcake Brown for allowing me to follow your journey through life, embracing the bad and most of all the good. Your journey through life has inspired me to continue through my own struggles as their is light at the end of the tunnel. You reminded me to put my trust in God as he has continually lead me through life even through the times i felt otherwise. I am very happy, impressed, proud and astounded at how Cupcake Brown has turned her life around for the better. I hope this book helps others (especially other women) as it has helped me. I pray you are continually blessed Thank you x
I am originally from low angeles ca. I was moved to Lancaster when I was 14. I suffered a abusive and traumatic background, nothing like you. As I grew up and watched everyone around me fall into drugs,alcohol, pregnancy, overdose, suicide, murder suicide and then some, I learned young that I was not going to end up like anyone of them. I had distance myself from so called family and barely had friends if any at all because I trusted no one. I grew up went to school graduated got married and had 2 children. I had my own struggles with eating disorders and depression. But luckily that was it. I've never done a drug, I barely drink and I maintain a healthy stable life style. I am now living another state, a decision I made to distance myself. I just finished your book and I laughed and cried. I want to hug you and say thank you. You are the example of rising above. Just like me. It can be done. Your past will not define who you are. You go girl. Much love cup. May you be at peace in your new life.
Fantastic read. So proud of you. Love your honesty. Much love from scotland
I am so sorry you were not well taken care of by the child welfare system. It is in fathomable. As a pediatric nurse practitioner who works with children and families I find it horrifying what you and other children endured. By your hard work, resilience and faith, you have overcome such incredible obstacles. I am so amazed by your story,. You are an inspiration. May you continue to live with health and peace.
Wow. God does a wonderful job with placing people, places, events, and books in your life. I stumbled across this book by no fault of my own. I was assisting a resident, at the time while working, who wanted to read a book, "any book", he claimed. I headed back on the elevator to my perspective unit 5 and looked for a book any book. There it was sitting on the top of my workstation's cubicle. "A Piece of Cake". I laughed and took the book saying to myself, "Well at least he'll, that is the resident, will learn how to make a cake. LOL. I took him the book and he laugh with me saying, "Ms. Briscoe, I know how to bake a cake". I responded, I don't so let me know if you learn any new recipes". The next day, I went to visit the resident just to check on the new recipe that he may have learned, he ran up to me an shouted "Ms. Briscoe, you have to read this book when I finish". I was surprised to see that he was half way through. Upon his completion of A Piece of Cake, it was pass back to me, so I began reading it and could not stop reading. I read fast, slow, fast, and slow again taking every thing in. I shed tears when no one saw me, I was mad as hell at the foster deal, I laughed, and I was very proud. I am so grateful to you for sharing your story. This book is truly a blessing and has entered my life during a really difficult and stressful time. I really think that God has a good sense of humor and orderly guidance. Thank you Cupcake Brown.
Something I have learned is that everything happens for a reason, and coming across your book was for a reason. Your book was given me while I was a patient in a drug and alcohol rehab just a short time ago. I could not read it while I was there because my mind was not in the right place, even after my completion of rehab I was still not ready, a month later my husband and I were going on our first cruise to celebrate our seven year anniversary, as well as taking the honeymoon we never had, and taking time for ourselves to get away and work on us. As I mentioned I mentioned I went to a rehab on April 18th 2016, this was the first time in 16 years I admitted to anyone I was an addict and actually sought out help. This was my rock bottom and the lowest I have been or ever want to experience. Although I can not relate to some of the horrific things you have endured in your life, I can relate to your struggle with addiction and how addiction empacted your life. Thank you for sharing your story the highs the lows, the trials and tribulations, the good the bad and the ugly. The reality is life especially in recovery is not sunshine, rainbows, butterflies, or delicious sprinkled cupcakes. 🙂 Sometimes life is a struggle however in the end we can and we will survive. God Bless You!
I enjoyed this story because of the strong voice in the narrative. I was inspired by it because her story showed that kindness and honest can save a life. Be warned, this book is brutally descriptive.
Thank you, Cupcake for sharing your story in "A Piece of Cake". I have been in recovery from alcohol addiction for 31 years and your story has inspired me to see in a whole new way that God is real and, if you really trust God, let go of such tight control and really work your program, miracles can happen!! All the best to you!!