Bravo: A Memoir

Bravo: A Memoir

by Teresa Bravo-Cortines

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BN ID: 2940157107222
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 270 KB

About the Author

Originally from Yakima, Washington, first-time author Teresa Bravo-Cortines was abducted as a teenager and taken to work camps across the United States. After escaping the man who kidnapped her, she studied business in college. The author worked in the insurance business until she had “a seizure that landed me in the hospital for a couple weeks, followed by the bad news of cancer.” She later graduated first in her class at the Cordon Bleu and became a chef. Following a diagnosis of COPD, she is no longer allowed in professional kitchens with oxygen. “I have many hobbies, I’m pretty much an old soul in spite of losing my eyesight. I try to do as many crafts as possible, but my No. 1 hobby is cooking.”

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Bravo: A Memoir 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anabel-Valenzuela More than 1 year ago
This book is adaptive and inspiring! It is filled with love, sadness, and unfortunate situations/people which opens your eyes to what really lies beneath the surface of "certain individuals". Bravo could be used as a noun- a murderer who kills by surprise attack, as displayed by the Collins English dictionary. I feel as if this memoir projects such, and maybe even killed a facade of the people being exposed. Also Bravo could be used as a verb- a cry of approval from an audience at the end of a great performance. I have to say Bravo! To the author for speaking out and having the courage to do so, you are brave! God is good and He will be the judge of all, thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it P.S love you nanas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is dysfunctional and not at all inspiring. It is filled with contradictions, inconsistencies, exuses for poor choices, and allegations that cannot be corroborated because the author says she was "preprogrammed not to talk". The author doesn't even know the definition to her own last name. "Bravo" has two definitions and neither are "Brave or Unaffraid". In fact, one of those definitions is "Ferocious", which is how I would describe her father(to put it mildly) and not "Honorable". There is nothing honorable about raping, impregnating a 12-year-old, taking her out of the country to avoid rape charges and later put a gun to her head while she sang to entertain his friends. That is reprehensible and not honorable... I also got the impression the author has an issue with "relationships" she doesn't understand. Whether its with her mother, aunt, grandmother, husband or husband's relationship with god... I'm sorry about the author's illness, but this book was used as a platform to insult family members and others without affording them the opportunity to defend themselves. Now that she's forgiven those people who wronged her in the book, she needs to apologize to those she wronged in her book.