Anger Is My Middle Name by Lisbeth Zornig Andersen audiobook

Anger Is My Middle Name: A Memoir

By Lisbeth Zornig Andersen
Translated by Mark Mussari
Read by Stina Nielsen

Brilliance Audio 9781542015905

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799723226

  • ISBN: 9781799723226

Runtime: 7.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An empowering memoir of resilience and redemption, and the rage that helped a girl escape the darkness of a harrowing childhood.

Born to a violently dysfunctional home in working-class Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen and her three older brothers were bounced between foster care and state-run institutions, then back again to their chemically dependent mother and sadistic stepfather. For Lisbeth, it was a childhood without perimeters. It was blighted by poverty, sexual abuse, neglect, betrayal, and further victimization by the broken Danish social services system that forced Lisbeth to live where and how it saw fit. Coming of age with a myriad of fears and emotional disorders, Lisbeth had three things that would become driving forces in her life: she was extraordinarily bright, extremely willful, and exceptionally angry.

From hell to liberation, this is Lisbeth’s emotional and galvanizing memoir told in two voices: that of a young girl who was unwanted, challenged, and defiant, and that of a woman who channeled her rage into a positive force as a passionate advocate for children’s rights. Whatever darkness defines the past, it can be used to change the future. Lisbeth’s heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting journey is proof.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This inspiring story of overcoming unimaginable adversity will be welcomed by a wide range of readers. Library Journal
“A courageous chronicle of abuse and redemption…Andersen writes with striking clarity…[her] candor about the trusted adults who repeatedly violated her illuminates painful yet vital insights about how to recognize and address the sometimes-contradictory and often undermining effects of childhood trauma. As she chronicles how she overcame years of extreme abuse to eventually thrive, Andersen’s revelations of intimate betrayals are often chilling, and many readers may be shocked or outraged. They should continue to read, however, because the book advances an important broader purpose: undergirding the value of survivors’ voices as instrumental to guiding future policies, advocacy, and change…Her history of trauma shaped her lifelong passion for protecting vulnerable populations, and this tightly distilled collection of memories serves as an urgent call to public action and reform with regard to children’s rights. This is a triumphant, empowering book that calls into question current patterns of intervention and challenges popular conceptions about what it means to believe young girls…A potent memoir of fragility and transcendence. Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

Author Bio: Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English