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Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid: The Tanya Nicole Kach Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

A must buy for any parent in America! Awesome book! Memoir of

A must buy for any parent in America!

Awesome book!

Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid, by Tanya Kach and Lawrence Fisher (author) delves into the issues surround one girls horrific ordeal, her ten year essential inprisonment by a her middle school security guard Thomas Hose...
A must buy for any parent in America!

Awesome book!

Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid, by Tanya Kach and Lawrence Fisher (author) delves into the issues surround one girls horrific ordeal, her ten year essential inprisonment by a her middle school security guard Thomas Hose (some tweny years older than her). Tanya Kach was your typical 14 year old middle school girl in America (she was living in Pittsburgh, PA area) when her life started to spiral out of control with her parents divorcing, terrible crowd, stress, so forth. She started to skip class, talk to her middle school security guard (he decides to kiss her one day), Thomas Hose. Tom tells Tanya that she can come live with him at his house, so she runs away only to be essentially inprisoned by Tom (security guard) for the next ten year of her life. This book is very insightful into the legal system in America, Lawrence Fisher (author) talks about home such a thing can even happen in America. Once Tanya is at Tom's house, a house that he shares with his son and/or parents, Tanya is forced to live in room for the first four years (shower a week if she was luckY), malnourishment, solitary confined to a room. After the first four years, in 2000, Tom basically introduces her to his parents, son and tells them this is his new live in girlfriend. He has Tanya change her name, they go on some excursions outside of the house under the watchful eye of Tom. The information packed in this book is interesting, you learn a lot. Very good writing. After ten years of captivity by her middle school security guard (tom), Tanya finally makes a break for it and begs a cashier at a mart for help. She is able to be finally free, turn all the misery she faced into a triumph. Tanya overcame many forms of mental illness caused by her ordeal, and is now engaged. She overcame many physical ailments from her inprisonment by capture-Tom, she has a job, college, house. It is an amazing nonficiton book. A must have for any parent in America. Stories like Elizabeth Smart, Tanya Kach are sad but inspiring in that despite a tragedy (abduction) or in Tanya's case brainwashing, home confinement they are able to go onto to live productive lives. Truly fascinating content, a must buy for any parent in America. Buying this book signals that you care about the cause of mssing children in America! In America's woeful economic times, budget cut backs for schools, this is a great learning tool for parents, always be on guard about their school atmosphere, have open communication - some type of relationship with young, nieve children up the age of at least 18. Highly recommend this book to any parent in America, it was a great book, very insightful content. Awesome book!

posted by BrianD0 on March 29, 2013

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10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Sad and heartbreaking story, but not well written

When I saw an her TV interview on Dr. Phil, my heart went out to her for the ordeal she suffered. Towards the end of the interview, it was mentioned that she and her lawyer had written this book, I immediately went to my local B&N to pick up the book, to read more of he...
When I saw an her TV interview on Dr. Phil, my heart went out to her for the ordeal she suffered. Towards the end of the interview, it was mentioned that she and her lawyer had written this book, I immediately went to my local B&N to pick up the book, to read more of her amazing story. I was very disappointed, not well written or organized in my opinion and found it very difficult to follow along with the story. Not at all written in the same style as Jaycee Dugard's book.

posted by 9869077 on October 14, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Sad and heartbreaking story, but not well written

    When I saw an her TV interview on Dr. Phil, my heart went out to her for the ordeal she suffered. Towards the end of the interview, it was mentioned that she and her lawyer had written this book, I immediately went to my local B&N to pick up the book, to read more of her amazing story. I was very disappointed, not well written or organized in my opinion and found it very difficult to follow along with the story. Not at all written in the same style as Jaycee Dugard's book.

    10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    snore.

    I think if your going to write a memior, you ought to get to the real nitty gritty detials, like jayceee duggard, she had the courage to tell it like it is. This book to me seemed haphazard and an afterthought really, I can't belive it's a best seller.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Disappointing...

    I found this book poorly written, disorganized and at times too hard to believe. Sounds like a cover up written after the fact. I know that sounds harsh and apathetic but its how i feel.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 19, 2012

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