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“I am grateful to you for sharing your personal story and demonstrating the positive impact that social assistance programs make upon families, communities, and our country. Yours is a vital story to tell.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
“(This) book is a wonderful and moving testimony to the strength and power of women as individuals and as sisters, to change themselves and their worlds.”
—Marita Golden, author of After, Migrations of the Heart: An Autobiography, and Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World.
“Barbara Morrison writes with insight and compassion about her plummet into poverty and her climb back up. The memoir is a story for now.”
—Carol Brennan, author of Headhunt, In the Dark, and Full Commission.
“Ms. Morrison eloquently refutes the notion that there is a ‘typical’ welfare recipient. With compassion and moxie, she pulls back the curtain and shows us a more complex picture.”
—Mark Vidor, Assistant Director for Family Services, Department of Human
Resources, Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Winner IPPY Bronze Medal for Regional Memoir/Autobiography
Finalist ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year for Memoir/Autobiography
Finalist USA Best Book Award for Memoir/Autobiography
Honorable Mention New England Book Festival for Memoir/Autobiography