Scarred for Life

by Tina Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781480805323
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781480805330

About the Book

Tina was just eleven years old that day in 1980 when she returned home from school to find an empty house, her mother and siblings gone with no forwarding address. It was the day she lost her childhood. Tina was now alone, alone on the streets of a major metropolitan city as she struggled to find food, shelter, and safety.

In this memoir, Tina recounts the story of her abandonment and the reality of her experiences, which included rape, deceit, and betrayal, even from close friends. Scarred for Life narrates Tina’s story, along with her thoughts, feelings, and emotions as she tried to survive on the streets. She tells of sleeping in vacant houses and under porches and of scavenging for food in garbage cans. She shares the stories of those who tried to help her and those who wouldn’t.

Honest and shocking, Scarred for Life provides insight into the life of a little homeless girl and the horrors one can experience when living on the streets.

About the Author

Tina Smith is married and has six children, four of whom are in college. Legally blind and having only a fifth-grade education, she has followed the encouraging spirit of her children and husband and the guidance of her own heart’s dreams to become a writer. She currently lives in Michigan.