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Helter Shelter: A Lunatic Searching for Asylum

Helter Shelter: A Lunatic Searching for Asylum

by Niki Smart


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After working 12 years at a Crisis Intervention Shelter for emotionally disturbed teenagers, Smart is suddenly thrown into deep crisis mode herself. What follows is her journey of healing juxtaposed against the teenagers that pass through the shelter with their own heartbreaking, bizarre, hilarious, touching, crazy-making life stories. With humor, Smart shows us how she learns as much from the young shelter residents (if not more) than they do from her. This is a memoir of thorough self-examination albeit executed in a somewhat unorthodox manner—Enjoy!

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ISBN-13: 9780985616625
Publisher: Imay Productions
Publication date: 06/15/2020
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Niki Smart is the author of "Hell Camp", an award winning memoir that has been adapted into a movie. Smart is also the Managing Editor for SoCal Magazine (previously managing editor for the LA Fashion Magazine), and her writings have been published in More Magazine, Laguna Beach Independent, Aspen Times, StuNews, The LA Fashion Magazine, and SoCal Magazine.
Smart is also an accomplished musician and has released three CDs. Her music has been used in radio/TV commercials, TV shows and movies. And lastly, Smart worked at a Crisis Intervention Shelter for Teenagers for 18 years.

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