February 13, 2013
October 4, 2011
Forced by her motherrsquo;s instability to care for hernbsp;five siblings, Helwig crafts a moving story of anbsp;mother she lovednbsp;and struggled to understand.
Terry Helwig's childhood was no picnic. Raised by a young, overwhelmed, and often emotionally unstable mother, and a stepfather whose itinerant work had them constantly on the move, Helwig became a de facto mom to her five younger siblings. Helwig reports on her lean and chaotic upbringing with an admirable amount of compassion for the caretakers who, while doing the best they could, may not have had her best interests at heart. While relating a somber tale, Helwig injects the telling with lyricism and good-natured humor, providing the perspective of an adult who has come to terms with life's unfairness.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Literary
- Publisher: Howard Pub Co
- Pages: 256
- Language: English
- Author: Terry Helwig
- Online Item #: 13714779
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1032
- ISBN: 9781451628470
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported