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.