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Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Scris de Cheryl Diamond

Povestit de Eileen Stevens


Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Scris de Cheryl Diamond

Povestit de Eileen Stevens

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4.5/5 (54 evaluări)
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10 ore
Lansat:
15 iun. 2021
ISBN:
9781649040404
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Descriere

By the age of nine, I will have lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents, under six assumed identities. I’ll know how a document is forged, how to withstand an interrogation, and most important, how to disappear . . .

Wild, heart-wrenching, and unexpectedly funny, Nowhere Girl is an inspiring coming-of-age memoir about running for freedom against the odds.

To the young Cheryl Diamond, life felt like one big adventure, whether she was hurtling down the Himalayas in a rickety car or mingling with underworld fixers. Her family appeared to be an unbreakable gang of five. One day they were in Australia, the next South Africa, the pattern repeating as they crossed continents, changed identities, and erased their pasts. What Diamond didn’t yet know was that she was born into a family of outlaws fleeing from the highest international law enforcement agencies, a family with secrets that would eventually catch up to all of them.

By the time she was in her teens, Diamond had lived dozens of lives and lies. She had been a practicing Sikh and had also celebrated a bat mitzvah, both while training to be a near-Olympic-level athlete. But as she grew older, love and trust turned to fear and violence, and her family—the only people she had in the world—began to unravel. She started to realize that her life itself might be a big con, and the people she loved, the most dangerous of all. With no way out and her identity burned so often that she had no proof she even existed, all that was left was a girl from nowhere.

Surviving would require her to escape, and to do so Diamond would have to unlearn all the rules she grew up with. Like The Glass Castle meets Catch Me If You Can, Nowhere Girl is an impossible-to-believe true story of self-discovery and triumph.
Lansat:
15 iun. 2021
ISBN:
9781649040404
Format:

Despre autor

Cheryl Diamond is now a citizen of Luxembourg and lives between there and Rome. Her behind-the-scenes account of life as a teenage model, Model: A Memoir, was published in 2008. Diamond´s second book, Naked Rome, reveals the Eternal City through the eyes of its most fascinating people. Her new book, Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood, is available now.


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  • (4/5)
    Many a time I had to ask myself is this a biography or is it a novel? Very unusual and amazing as both. Well worth reading.
  • (5/5)
    I never lost interest through the entire book. I loved every interesting moment.
  • (5/5)
    Truly amazing, highly interesting tale of an exceptional life growing up on the run. Cheryl is skilled at telling a story in a way that draws you in and makes you feel every moment. She has lived a life like no other and her story is worth listening to.
  • (5/5)
    What an amazing story! This is what a life looks like when a child has been raised with gaslighting.. The courage shown by budjon is inspiring!
  • (5/5)
    I was in for a quick, lighthearted read but this was stunning and thrilling and infinitely sad. Extremely well written and extremely sad. I feel so sad for the author and I hope she finds happiness <3
  • (5/5)
    I am amazed and proud of Cheryl aka Harbhajan. This book is inspiring. I think I have had almost every emotion out there while reading this book. Thank you
  • (5/5)
    The writer lived an incredible life. The book is also well written and well narrated too.
  • (5/5)
    This memoir kept getting more and more insane! One thing is for sure, Cheryl Diamond and her many other aliases are resilient as all hell.
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    Fascinating story and well written. In a weird way I learned about myself as well. At the end she says to learn who we are to look back at who we were in the beginning (she remembers a time when she was four years old).

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