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A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

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22 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Truely an inspiration...

This is the first non-fiction book that I've ever read, and I must say, it's opened the doors for me to read more of these books. I can't speak for anyone else, and I don't know if anyone feels the same as myself, but, this was truely inspirational, and very well writte...
This is the first non-fiction book that I've ever read, and I must say, it's opened the doors for me to read more of these books. I can't speak for anyone else, and I don't know if anyone feels the same as myself, but, this was truely inspirational, and very well written. It was a little dry in the beginning, but it was a page turner. I love Cupcake for what's she's accomplished, and overcome not many people, let alone women come back from that point. This book really opened my eyes to a lot of things that occur daily in society, and we overlook. I'm only 24yrs. old, and as a child, my mom smoked crack, and I never knew why, or what is was, or effect it had on her mind, or her body, but I see now. I remember her staying up all night, and sleeping all day. Now, she never sold any of our 'my sister and I' things, but she did sell quite a bit of her own, and she would be so ashamed when we asked her about it. She smoked for about 10 yrs. which was much of my child-hood, and I felt so left out as a child. But, what I can say, we were never molested, or mistreated in any way, our family stood in while she was in her addiction, and we never needed, or wanted for anything. Every holiday, or occasion, we had it all. The one thing that still hurts her til this day, was when she stayed up one night getting high, and wasn't able to get me or herself up the next morning to attend my Kindergarten Graduation. She still cries when she thinks about it. As a child, I always wondered why she couldn't just stop, but I know now, that she was addicted, and she couldn't stop on her own. But, just like Cupcake, she prayed, and spoke to God, and has been clean for 15yrs. now. And I thank the Lord for bringing her through, as well as protecting us, as she went through those things. I thank God for Cupcake as well, reading this book, brought me and my mom even closer. And I'd like to thank Cupcake for letting me into her life, to view my own more clearly. God Bless.

posted by Anonymous on July 21, 2008

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8 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Not believable

I found this book in a friend's vehicle and decided to read it based on the summary. Although it is a good 'story', it is not a real believable one. Cupcake was usually too high to remember to pay her bills, take her birth control pills, and take a shower... am I reall...
I found this book in a friend's vehicle and decided to read it based on the summary. Although it is a good 'story', it is not a real believable one. Cupcake was usually too high to remember to pay her bills, take her birth control pills, and take a shower... am I really expected to believe that she can remember such intricate details to write a memoir? She was always abused, not a good day ever in this story! Give me a bigger break than she got for publishing this awful piece of work. Her story also implied how stupid the world is and she is the only smart one, she was hired over and over again by law firms 'attorneys who are well educated', interviewed and offered positions while wearing miniskirts and other revealing clothing. Also, what father do you know would allow a husband to almost kill thier daughter and he stay quiet in his room to allow her to fix her own problems. Come on Cupcake, or is it really La'vette? What planet do you think we live on? Lots of folks think this is sensational because it is. Sensationally unreal and not believable!!!

posted by Anonymous on July 11, 2008

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Not a good piece of cake!

    Cupcake's memoir was hard to put down at first. Once I got into the middle of the book I could no longer read anymore! It became EXTREMELY repetitive and predicable! It is also hard to believe that she was able to remember somethings that she wrote about CONSIDERING her extreme drug use and drinking! It was a good read until the middle, after that I just got bored and did not want to finish.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    Disappointing...........

    I love reading memoirs, and assumed this would be great based on the reviews, but I was really disappointed. First of all, it is way too long, she repeats the same scenarios over and over. She may have gone through some horrific things in life, but that does not make her a writer. And like mentioned before, for someone in pretty much a drug-induced coma her entire life, she seems to remember a lot. Not worth the time or money!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    This book is not worth all the hype.

    I purchased this book to read over the holidays and found it be diappointing. The book seemed to only talk about her dealing with drugs and alcohol. After awhile, I got tired of reading about her getting high or drunk and just stop reading it. I feel that she could have written the book in another way to serve as an inspiration or motivation to others that may have the same past or currently are facing the same life challenges as she did.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2008

    No way

    I don't believe quite a bit of this memoir - I have attorneys in my family and there is no way in the world any of them would hire someone showing cleavage and wearing miniskirts. It just wouldn't happen. Anyway, I finished the book. I couldn't relate to massive amounts 'or any' drug use or abuse etc. Maybe that is part of it, I don't know. I definitely don't recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    VERY LONG!!

    Although this was a great story and very inspirational, it was very long and drawn out. The book would have been great if it had been shorter. Some of the stories, details and descriptions were drawn out page after page and when she finally got back to the point, I was bored.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    really werid

    it sounds werid

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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