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'What an accomplishment! Nancy Davenport's searing, raw, witty account of a deeply disturbing childhood and brave escape from an abusive father is marked by the wisdom of reflection and the grace of forgiveness. Rising above homelessness and starvation to achieve academic and professional success against tremendous odds, Nancy has written her memoir while struggling daily to live with the invasive consequences of Lou Gehrig's disease. Completing this book demonstrates a strength beyond words, for as she has lost her ability to speak, so her voice booms from the page."-Jacqueline Winspear, author of Maisie Dobbs, Birds Of A Feather, and Pardonable Lies
'Nancy Davenport's recollections reveal a writer with a clear eye, a dry wit, and a crusty, resilient spirit. Reading them makes the heart ache."-Linda Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress
'Nancy Davenport writes about her childhood abuse, homelessness and debilitating disease without ever dipping into self-pity, victimhood or easy platitudes. Her memoir crackles with wit, irony and wisdom. It's a story of something all too rare in today's world: courage."-Barbara Abercrombie, Instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and author of Writing Out the Storm
Posted April 14, 2006
Nancy Davenport wore many hats , besides writing a great book , she was one of the top Maine Coon breeders in the SW Region , Her cattery was St Clouds and she was one of the best known breeders with many many winning cats , all over the world , I feel lucky to have known her and to have one of his cats . St Clouds Bella Lilly of Brats Kats . She will be missed as a writer and as a Maine Coon breeder . LindaWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.