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DOWN BUT NOT OUT: A Little Rich Girl Grows Up Poor in the Great Depression
     

DOWN BUT NOT OUT: A Little Rich Girl Grows Up Poor in the Great Depression

by Mary Anne Butler
 
Even in the worst of times there is hope—IF you are prepared to keep fighting. It was the worst of times—the Great Depression—and for one family it spelled disaster.  Within a few years they had gone from a beautiful home in Westchester County, to a dilapidated farm in Appalachia.  The father, once vice-president of a prosperous

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Even in the worst of times there is hope—IF you are prepared to keep fighting. It was the worst of times—the Great Depression—and for one family it spelled disaster.  Within a few years they had gone from a beautiful home in Westchester County, to a dilapidated farm in Appalachia.  The father, once vice-president of a prosperous New York brokerage firm in the Chrysler Building, became dependent on handouts from relatives.  The mother went from buying expensive clothes at Lord & Taylor, to wearing cast-offs sent to her by an older sister.  And the little girl?  The little girl witnessed it all, experienced it all and overcame it all. Mary Anne Butler takes you into the Depression Era, and the years that followed, in a way that can only be done by a person who lived through it.  In addition to overnight poverty, she had to face religious prejudice, sexual harassment, and workplace inequity. Yet, through it all, one simple theme keeps shining through: Nothing is inevitable as long as you are willing to keep fighting. Down But Not Out is not just a memoir.  It’s a message of hope to everyone in today’s economic times. Utterly charming! Butler makes you laugh one minute and cry the next. You will be unable to put the book down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611790061
Publisher:
Fireship Press
Publication date:
10/11/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Anne Butler, a former journalist and public relations executive, has been writing fiction and nonfiction for more than twenty years. Born in New Jersey and a graduate of Penn State, she and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona. Her previous novels include: Journey to a Land Called Hope, The Good Wife and Broken Country—Broken Soldier.

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