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  • ISBN-13: 9781613467596
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    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 (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!

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    To unbelievable, I say shame on you! I say until you walk in someone elses shoes, you have no clue!

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Good book, But some issues

    The book, Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid, is a true story written from the perspective of Tanya Nicole Kach. It is a terrifying story of a middle school girl, Tanya Kach, who get’s forced into spending ten treacherous years as a prisoner by her school’s security guard, Tom Hose. It all starts off with her very troubled childhood all the way to her road to recovery. Tanya starts off by talking about her childhood, which was full of neglect due to careless parents and relatives when she was around the age 13. After her mother had a restraining order filed on her, Tanya had to change schools and had a rough time adjusting. She began to later make friends, but shortly lost the relationship with them. Tanya became very isolated, and a troublesome kid. She soon turned to her school security guard Tom Hose as someone to talk to and get attention from. Tanya got attention from him, but not the kind she had asked for. Tanya’s relationship with Tom carried on and only got more risky. Problems soon got worse at home with Tanya’s father and his new girlfriend, causing Tanya to run away and get persuaded into living with Tom Hose in his small, hot, upstairs bedroom, where she would have to stay, for the following ten years. Tanya’s childhood story is very devastating to read, but it leads to ultimate triumph in the end.
    Tanya’s told her story well, and made her book easy to follow. When my mom told me about the story and mentioned she wrote a book, I decided to go buy the book because I was so intrigued by the story I heard. It is a book that was hard to set down, you just want to find out what will happen next. But, I did find a few dislikes about it. Throughout the book, I often found Tanya, repeating herself, and blaming everyone for everything that has happened to her, she even showed anger and criticism toward those who helped her to get out of captivity. Also, towards the end of the book, after her escape, it became very hard to follow because it was very repetitive. I would recommend reading this book though, because it’s a great way to show people what is going on in the world and teach them to be careful of who they are talking to, and what they are saying to them.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Very unfortunate

    A lot of people second guess what actually happened between Tanya and her captor since she ran to him. I believe people forget what it's like to be 13. Yes, she ran away from home. Yes, she ran to Tom Hose. But I'm sure she wasn't planning on staying there for 10 years. 13 year olds are very impressionable and naive. She looked up to him. She had a horrible home life and she went to him for comfort. It's sad to say he took advantage of that. Yes there were times that she could have left but I honestly think she was brainwashed. It took a lot of courage to do what she did. The book was well written and I enjoyed it. I'm just glad she found herself. I'm sure it's difficult to come back from something that harmful and she did. i think she's a strong woman.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

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    do not support by buying book

    Poorly written. Repetitive, perhaps to make book longer. Contradicting: "he controlled" all vs "I decided" and "mother made him find a job" With no ed after age 14 how are her "spiritual beliefs" so strong; knows she was "living in sin"; "recognized she was depressed" 10yrs of "captivity" in a rm locked frm inside yet PTSD cured quickly enough to engage in a relationship after "escape"? 2 deaths mentioned only seems to intensify/convince reader of her "fear" of Hose. Out to convince she was betrayed/victimized by everyone mentioned. Smears their names. I dont think she wanted to leave her comfort zone but needed to justify her disappearance. She even "had no interest in seeing him punished.." even after "stealing her innocence"."Sex slave" and "captive" are not suitable words to be related to story. Media-getter. Shame on me supporting her by purchasing book.

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Trash

    This book is full of fiction. I have heard this story 5 years ago when Tanya came out of hiding. The story was she was 14 and ran away from home to be with Tom Hose. She had a thing for older men and Tom Hose was not the first one. She stayed in hiding until she was 18 and knew she would not have to go home. She was well taken care of. Her hair and nails were done all the time..she had nice clothes...a cell phone and money in her pocket. She went shopping and to church alone. She hung out at the corner store playing the machines and buying lottery instant scratch off tickets. She was never held against her will. She got bored and upset because Tom would not marry her so she cried wolf! This book is poorly written and not at all the story we here in McKeesport heard 5 years ago. She tried to sue the City Police and the School District and lost..So now she and her attorney write this book hoping to fool everyone just for the money. It is not to help any other young girls..it is all about the almight dollar!Save your money on this one!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    A book worth buying, and money well spent!

    As a student of Cornell Middle School during the 90's, attending in the Mr. Hose era, I found myself over whelmed by the fact of personal connection, a need to purchase and read this book! I felt extremely obsessed to read Ms. Kach's book because my sister and I were run a ways who attended Cornell at almost the exact same time as her ordeal!! Ms. Kach may have even associated with my sister or myself. And even though Ms. Kach has fallen subject to much criticism and judgment for her story, I without a doubt believe her story, and sympathize with her! Many people choose to chastise her, blaming her for what happen to her! However, as a student @ Cornell @ the time Mr. Hose worked there I can honestly say I believe her story! He was with out a doubt a creepy, scarey, predator,preying on all of the girls he was paid to protect! I deeply believe if Tanya would haven't moved to Mckeesport & fallen under his diabolical trance, one of the other hundred trouble Cornell Middle School female youths would have!! And maybe the ending would have much worse. So those whom choose to badger Ms. Kach need to take a second look. Cause she was only 14 and no matter what he was wrong as at almost 40 sleeping with a child!! I only wish she would have told more about the years before when she was under lock and key, But other wise, I praise her for being able to survive!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Unbelievable.

    A friend of mine let me borrow this book, and I must say it's quite unbelievable. I find it hard to believe this woman's story at all, not to mention how poorly written this book is. I don't feel Tanya is telling the entire truth when it comes to her story, there are so many cracks in it, and I cannot believe people are eating this up like candy. Tanya was just some troubled teen who tried to find what she was missing in her life in a much older man, and then she got tired of him.

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    It is a sad story, but great ending. Cannot belive stuff like t

    It is a sad story, but great ending. Cannot belive stuff like this happens in the 21st century, but it does. Case of young girl, forced to live with adult man for ten years. Very good book.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Every parent should read!!

    This is a book about survival. When I read this book, I was truly appalled at how the system failed this girl and that not even her parent's cared for what happened to her. This is a must read book!! Read it for yourself, don't form your oppinion over what the people who had nothing but ill word's to say. Nobody know's what she went through but her!! Until you have walked in her shoe's, keep your negative opinion's to yourself!! Worth the money to buy it to read and worth the time to read it!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Great Book

    This book is a classic and there's good reason why it is a New York Times Bestseller. The subject matter is intriguing and contraversial. The style of writing is crisp and clear. The charachter development is multi-layered and profound. Overall, the orginality of the subject matter as well as the way that subject matter is presented give great insight into a ponderous plot.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Mindless drivel

    OK, so what makes a person stay in a captors lair? Being captive and apparently being supremely stupid. I can't believe what I read in this story of ridiculous circumstances. It just goes to show there is someone for everyone. Sometimes what you get is exactly what you asked for. I give it a star because she wrote a book which I can't say about myself and because of my sadness for her personally goofed up life but... Come on people.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Awful

    Poorly written. Very sketchy.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Shame on u haters

    Shame on u lovedbyall and all others like you. This a very sad story which shows how our troubled teens fall through the cracks. Because their parents dont care and society wants rid of them. The fact is those of you who are disbelievers, never walked in her shoes and this shows your ignorance. So shame on you. I feel for you Tayna stay strong, keep the Lord #1 and the ones that matter in your life are the ones who support you, all others aren't worthy of your love and friendship. I for one would be honored to give u a big hug.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    A Heartbreaking Story A Must Read for Parents and Their Children

    A riveting story. My heart goes out to Tanya, the survivor of this horrifying experience. I also celebrate her triumph of overcoming this. A definite must read for parents along with their children, to teach them that even those who are paid to protect them can't always be trusted. Kudos to Lawrence Fisher for explaining some of the more confusing legalities.

    Being on the New York Times Best Seller's List just speaks for itself. I definitely recommend this book to others.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Tanya's story should be heard by all of the general public, amaz

    Tanya's story should be heard by all of the general public, amazing story.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Memoir of A Milk Carton Kid: The Tanya Nicole Kack Story by Tany

    Memoir of A Milk Carton Kid: The Tanya Nicole Kack Story by Tany Nicole Kack (author), Lawrence Fisher (author) is an excellent book. Very well written, relevant to American society today for anyone to read, learn from.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Could not put this book down after reading the first chapter, ve

    Could not put this book down after reading the first chapter, very well laid out, it was like a real life movie, sad content, with a delightful ending. A must read for any individual interested in mystery, missing kid stories. Gripping tale!

    1 out of 5 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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