Dead Girl Walking

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A young southern girl comes to live in the city to take advantage of all it has to offer and discovers the one man she was supposed to depend on begins to abuse her and create a rift between mother and daughter. Not only does she learn a hard but valuable lesson she continues to learn other hard lessons about the streets which can make most people have no emotions however, she continued to hold on to that part of herself that would not allow 16 years of street life to change her heart which was all she could hold...
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Overview

A young southern girl comes to live in the city to take advantage of all it has to offer and discovers the one man she was supposed to depend on begins to abuse her and create a rift between mother and daughter. Not only does she learn a hard but valuable lesson she continues to learn other hard lessons about the streets which can make most people have no emotions however, she continued to hold on to that part of herself that would not allow 16 years of street life to change her heart which was all she could hold onto. DEAD GIRL WALKING is a story about living in constant paranoia and triumphantly gaining peace back in your life through divine intervention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432702694
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,018,953
  • Product dimensions: 0.11 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    A Never Ending War Story!"

    Written by Bernie Weisz Historian Pembroke Pines, Florida e mail address: BernWei1@aol.com Dec. 12, 2008
    Title of Review: "A Never Ending War Story!"
    This 30 page book took me a half hour to read,of which I unfortunately found to be morbid and very depressing! I got the feeling I was at a "Narcotic's Anonymous" meeting listening to the speaker talk about "war stories" (their "drugalog" about the how, when, where and why of their particular story of drug abuse) with only the last 2 paqes devoted to recovery. This author, Caroline Polk-Palmer, states on the back dust cover "Life is truly not your own, especially when abuse, prostitution and drugs become a way of life. I wrote this book to give courage and hope to others who are currently going through the same pain that I had in the past". However, how does she try to give that courage? This answer never comes. Why nobly giving credit to God, Polk only "gets clean" the last two pages, while the rest of the book, from beginning to end, is a running commentary of prostitution, selling and using crack cocaine. Polk simply cannot stop. Arrested multiple times, and having eight children in the midst of crack cocaine use, nothing deters her.
    Aside from typographical errors, sentence run-ons, and brevity, there is a story Polk tells of family betrayal, addiction, and while short in description, eventual defeat of the addiction process, which Polk claims she has maintained since December 13, 2002. Polk would have definately benefited with the aid of a coauthor or ghost writer to assist her in her style and technique, which this book is definately lacking. Addiction is a horrible destroyer of everything it touches-families, marraiges, jobs, careers, children, even one's future. We can only hope that of this writing, Polk is still clean today. Even more important, anyone that reads this book will get the message that it can be done with the help of a higher power, as Polk gives full credit to the Lord for this miracle. Caroline Polk-Palmer and anyone else afflicted with the disease of addiction-with the help of a "Higher Power" you can stay clean too! Don't leave before the miracle of "being clean" happens!
    This book goes through the war stories similarly to Polk's book but devotes more than half of it to workable strategies to combat and defeat the scourge called "addiction". Another author, Drew Pinsky wrote about recovery (which Polk's book is devoid of) the following:"Initial recovery is very difficult. People have powerful cravings, they are repeatedly triggered by reminders of past experiences, and they have to learn to deal with life without the numbing effects of drugs. They face the consequences of addiction:medical problems, family dysfunction, job problems, financial disasters, and legal problems". Still, there is inspiration to be gleaned from this story, as ultimately the book concludes with Polk's assertion of non interrupted, continuous "clean time". Although poorly written, there is still the powerful message that come through loud and clear: Drugs kill!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    Victorious and Inspiring!!!

    I was just looking for a scary book but came across a story that was very encouraging. This author seemed to get a bad deal everytime things were looking up. I was waiting for that moment of truth and she finally got it! The author is one tough person and I admire her fighting spirit.

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