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The many lives of Mama Love : a prison journey - to hell and back

Hardin, Lara Love2023
"Reading was her first addiction; but then came opiates. And so, Lara steals credit cards and goes through people's mail, raiding identities to sustain her addiction until eventually she finds herself in a Californian prison. She has to get to grip quickly with life behind bars. She doesn't know the street world of Santa Cruz so isn't sure who to be afraid of, defer to, or lord above - but she does know how to pretend. Within weeks, she understands each gang and every jail language, and is doling out advice and writing letters for the other girls in prison. She finds she has a talent for writing under the guise of others, for absolute empathy with them. Before long she's earned herself a nickname: 'Mama Love'. The Many Lives of Mama Love is a beautiful, page-turning and powerful memoir about Lara Love Hardin's transformative journey from identity theft to prison matriarch and eventually prestigious writer. It is a story about reaching rock bottom - and clambering back up; about self-forgiveness and healing; and about writing a path to a new identity."-- Provided by publisher.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography365.43 HAROn Reserve Shelf - Awaiting collection within 10 days of this date. (Set: 11 Jun 2024)
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