Pretty Things Don't Break: A Memoir

Pretty Things Don't Break: A Memoir

by Lauren Jayne


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Pretty Things Don't Break: A Memoir by Lauren Jayne

Her mother was a beautiful narcissist. Her father was charming, but a monster. Travel with Lauren from her parents' topless jazz club in Australia to her wild-child years growing up in the heart of Seattle's grunge scene in the 1990's.
Lauren Jayne's riveting memoir transports you into her roller-coaster life from page one. From her nursery school days spent hopscotching over the black-and-white tiled floors of her parents' topless jazz club in sunny, sexy Sydney, to coming of age smack dab in the middle of the Seattle burgeoning grunge era. On a mission to ditch the chaos-filled life she was thrust into from birth, she finds the family she's always longed for in her tight group of friends. Here, she'll experience her first love, first loss, and finally, through a deeply rooted internal strength, a boundless determination to have the life she's always longed for and deep faith, she finds what's she's been looking for was closer than she ever knew.
You cannot escape this addictive memoir without being personally affected. Dealing with life head-on, she fights her way through abandonment and self-loathing, a debilitating eating disorder and suicide. There isn't an affliction she doesn't face, you'll feel as if you're right by her side the whole way through, rooting for her.
A captivating memoir that will transport you into Lauren Jayne's bizarre and larger-than-life world. You'll journey around the world ping ponging from Vegas where you'll fall in-love with her zany Mafia drenched grandparents, Israel where she'll discover a deeper faith, Rome where her love of culture is ignited, and back to Seattle where a suicide crumbles her world, only to finally bring it back together.
You cannot read this evocative and beautifully written true story without gaining a new perspective on life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541122871
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Pretty Things Don't Break: A Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing from page one, her story grabs hold of your heart and you're inevitably emotionally invested in her experience. I found myself both crying and laughing throughout. But I was mostly impacted by Lauren's profound courage and ability to weather storms most would not survive. This memoir is life changing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The hardest part for me was finding a place to stop reading. It was so vividly written, I felt like I was with her the whole way through. I laughed, cried and was inspired. A beautiful book. I couldn't read it fast enough!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up in Seattle during this time period and was really excited to read this book when a co-worker told me about it. It was courageous, honest, and deeply touching. I connected with so many of the characters and was especially touched and inspired by Lauren’s approach to life and courage in so many unimaginable situations. Jayne’s style of writing created a movie in my head that I didn’t want to end. I highly recommend this book – a perfect summer read!