Pink Tootsie

Pink Tootsie

by T M Raskin


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ISBN-13: 9781640826519
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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Pink Tootsie 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
1335sj 8 months ago
I found this to be a brutally honest account of a young girl ’s life who never really stood a chance. She was a toddler and was crying out for help, the only way she could and that was by acting out. She was sexually abused and emotionally abused by her mom’s boyfriend's, and I'm not certain if there was any physical abuse from her mom or her boyfriend's but she was neglected that's a given. Her mom was a working single mother who was raising two very different daughters. One was the status quo while the youngest one was headed for trouble. I know they say addiction is a disease, I'm sure it is, but when you are suffering from other issues like neglect, homelessness plus a whole plethora of other battles you need to escape be it alcohol, drugs or sex. After reading this book, I'll not so quickly pass judgment on anyone who is suffering from addiction. I hope other people will read her memoir and help others with what they learned. Very few families have not been touched by addiction in one form or another. I want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. The opinion I expressed above are my own.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite I enjoyed Pink Tootsie by T.M. Raskin. Raskin’s story about her life was brutally honest. She told of numerous accounts of abuse, both sexual and physical. She also told of how her drug use controlled her life and what she did to finally overcome it. I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Pink Tootsie. At first, I saw Raskin as a typical teenager who wanted to impress her friends with what she was willing to do. Reading on, I began to understand her and, at times, even relate to some of the things that have happened to her. Such as attracting every weirdo in a five-block radius. Raskin’s drug use was a way for her to escape her thoughts and problems. Her explaining her thought processes on why she used and what would set her off to begin using again has helped me to better understand some addicts in my life. Raskin not only shares her story, but her poetry too. One of my favorite poems was: “The heart is a Fragile organ Only to be tossed Around by instability.” I really did like reading Raskin’s story and was rooting for her. However, I felt that she repeated herself a lot, especially with her journal entries. I also felt that her story was unfinished. I was left wanting to know what happened to certain people in her life and who she had a daughter with. Other than that, I thought this was a good story and totally worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book surpassed my expectations. It is a genuine story of a life filled with deep issues and I found myself really connecting with her story. Her sensitivity and sincerity comes through in retelling the story of a difficult early life. Loved it and would recommend it to anyone who likes to hear the gritty details of turning a life around. The poems were another heartfelt expression of her pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never read biographies but there is so much good stuff in this book that I could not put it down. With insight into her life, and to keep you reading, she mixes just the right amount of self-deprecation with humor to get you through the downward spiral and on to the next chapter. I couldn’t put it down and so stayed up far too late on too many nights reading it.