Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother

Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother

by Barbara Morrison

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Growing up in a prosperous neighborhood, B. Morrison was taught that poverty was a product of laziness and public assistance programs only rewarded irresponsibility. However, when her marriage soured, she abruptly found herself an impoverished single mother. Disowned by her parents and facing destitution for herself and her two small sons, she was forced to accept the handout so disdained by her parents and their world: welfare. This dramatic memoir tells how one woman finds and grasps the lifeline that ultimately enables her to become independent. B. Morrison is the author of a poetry collection entitled Here at Least, and is currently working on a novel. 

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ISBN-13: 9781934074923
Publisher: Apprentice House
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 697,342
File size: 392 KB

About the Author

After being active as a writer and writing teacher for some years, B. Morrison set writing aside to work, first as a teacher in urban public schools and then as a systems engineer specializing in communications networks and information security. After 15 years of silence, she was able to take up writing again with a renewed commitment. Her recent book of poems Here at Least came out of that period of transformation when she stood on the threshold of a new life. She has also completed a memoir and has a technical book coming out in 2009. Her work has recently won prizes from the Society of Southwestern Authors, the National League of American Pen Women, and the Maryland Writers’ Association. 

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Morrison provides a well-written and compelling description of her experience of poverty and the ways we, as a society, provide for and shun those among us who need temporary help. Her determiniation and resiliance is impressive. Her book provided iimportant insights into a life I am grateful not to have experienced myself!