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An autobiography that reads like fiction, Help Me to Feel: An Autobiography of Helen Mar Carter Monson, is the second story in The Greatest Gamble Series. Helen is now a sheltered seventeen-year-old in Salt Lake City who, during the Great Depression, suddenly finds herself mother to her six younger brothers and sisters. Caught between two worlds, Helen yearns to date and have boyfriends like her friends while feeling compelled to learn how to cook, clean, and give emotional support to "her" kids, who are barely younger than herself.
Helen Monson's insightful stories, guided to publication by her daughter Kim Poole, are told with compassion for herself and those around her and a generous dose of humor. Anyone with a taste for adventure-especially when the conclusion is known to include a happier day-will love these tales from the impulsive, generous, faithful, inquisitive, loving, gangly girl who lived on Chadwick Street.