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The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life

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  • Posted July 24, 2009


    In Lauretta Hannon's exceptionally well-written memoir, she shares her bittersweet story of growing up destitute amid familial chaos in backcountry Georgia. Despite parental drunken fights, her mother's mental collapse, and a life of hardship, Ms. Hannon perseveres and innately realizes that how she lives her life is a choice. As her eccentric life unfolds, she chooses to respond to life's challenges and obstacles with love, gratitude and a big dose of humor. In the course of time. she forms and elaborates upon her list of 'core values'. Ms. Hannon brilliantly tells her story in a delightfully folksy style that thoroughly captivated me from page 1. I really, truly loved this wonderfully engaging book for the homespun humor and uplifting wisdom it expresses and therefore, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

    Inspirational and bend over funny

    Just finished this book.
    A touching story peppered with laughs. I cried,laughed and cheered. Sometime all at once.
    I was familiar with Ms. Hannon's tales on National Public Radio but never suspected the story behind them.
    Shows us that women are Amazing creatures, strong and tough.
    We can overcome most anything and The Cracker Queen does.

    Love it, give us more!

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