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Taken by her mentally unstable mother, one girl forages her way to the top.

"A gripping account of triumph over adversity that may inspire you to 'dream an impossible dream!'” (Martha Quinn, original MTV VJ, host of The Martha Quinn Morning Show on iHeart80s @ 103.7, San Francisco)

"Everyone who loves great literature should read this heartwrenching memoir." (Sean McNamara, director, producer of Soul Surfer, The Miracle Season, Spare Parts, Reagan)

Spending the night in juvie wasn't the worst thing to happen to seven-year-old Teresa that summer. When her much-anticipated cross-country vacation turns to abduction, Teresa is forced to care for her mother, sister, and twin brothers. Homeless, abused, and afraid in the slums of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Teresa finds joy in her adventures while fantasizing of a better life. Keeping this dream alive throughout her childhood is what drives her to end the cycle of abuse and poverty.

©2020 Teresa Van Woy (P)2021 Teresa Van Woy

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captivating

great story about preservering even under the most challenging of conditions to grow up in.

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A most inspiring story

I liked that the author told everything and did not leave anything out. The struggles of life are real but to be able to dream of a better future and make it happen is just amazing. This is a good book for anyone who is struggling with any kind of abuse to let them know things can and will always get better. I gave my rating because she had the courage to tell the world about her struggles.

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Couldn't put it down!

Loved this book, a truly inspiring memoir and one you will not soon forget! Highly recommend!

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Power in Helping all

A great and inspiring book for most people! Wildflower power! A great book for educators of all fields.

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OUTSTANDING!

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!!
Simply outstanding! We’ll done Teresa, you truly struck a cord. Highly recommend.

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A heartfelt tale of childhood trauma and adventure. Audio quality lacks but not the narration.

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Heartbreaking but ultimately wonderful

How an incredibly brave young woman survived years of horrific mental and physical abuse by a mentally ill mother to find a successful life.

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  • 09-21-22

A must listen...

A life story not only of survival but the amazing strength and courage...of depth and insight...of a truly special woman. My 2nd listen of Teresa's life story and I am sure not the last...thanks for sharing your heart.

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Must read

Teresa's story broke my heart. What an inspiring, remarkable woman. Her strength and resilience is inspiring.

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