Betty's Child

Betty's Child

Donald R. Dempsey


A Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist, and well-known by way of the Hoffer Awards as the best new memoirs of the year

"Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews

"Highly recommended." Dr. Alan Gettis, Ph.D., writer of The Happiness Solution

"An unforgettable memoir." San Francisco e-book Review

In the culture of Frank McCourt and Angela's Ashes, Don Dempsey makes use of Betty's Child to inform the tale of lifestyles along with his merciless and neglectful mom, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who are looking to shop twelve-year-old Donny's soul yet forget about threats to his actual health. in the meantime, Donny's ally is making an attempt to recruit Donny to do petty robbery and deal medicines for a deadly neighborhood thug.

Young Donny is a real-life move among Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield as he tells his tale, with basically his highway smarts and humorousness to steer him. Donny does every thing he can to keep up himself and his more youthful brothers, yet with every one new improvement, the current turns into extra fraught with peril--and the longer term extra doubtful.

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