Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

by Mae Wagner
Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

by Mae Wagner


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The only daughter of a bipolar woman, Mae's childhood innocence was bartered for the ease of a "secure" life. At twelve years old and after years of abuse, Mae realizes she must fight for herself. When she is sent away from her family, she's forced to navigate years of abandonment in a children's home.

Throughout her turbulent adolescence and well into adulthood, the need to be seen as enough and the ache to become a mother shaped her life. It is this heartbreaking journey that leads to her deepest loss.

Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas is a collection of personal essays shining light where abuse and trauma-induced shame brought darkness. As life often led toward grief, Mae reflects back on her most shattering moments-nearly always tied to the women she loved the deepest. The poignant reflections through Mae's heartbreak, grief, and eventual self-acceptance will serve as an inspiration to those navigating hardship and trauma, reminding us we are not alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950476541
Publisher: Burning Soul Press
Publication date: 08/22/2022
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Mae Wagner is a strong advocate of women, community, and connection. She is an author of fiction, personal essay, memoir, and personal growth strategies. A gypsy soul, having lived all over the continental United States, Mae currently lives on the coast of Lake Erie with her husband, their adoring golden retriever, and their spicy rescue cat.
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