It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting
by Lisa Orban
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Pub Date 30 Sep 2015 | Archive Date 17 Mar 2016
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting shares the author's stories, her memoirs, her ups and downs.
Readers are saying great things about this book:
"A Rare Gem" - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"A Must-Read. Should be Mandatory for All Participants in Foster Care & Faculties in the Educational System. Laughs & Tears." - Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
"Foster Care: What is it, really?"
"A Fabulous Inspiration"
"I was shaking my head & chuckling as I finished every chapter."
From the Author:
Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. This book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with friends over the years to both the horror and delight of my audience. But as I began to write I realized that the humor of my life comes not from the light moments, but the dark, and without those moments being included much of the humor would be lost without that context. This book is a bit darker than I initially intended, but I hope that while reading this I can make you smile, even on occasion laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of the situations I have found myself in over the years, and that you, like me, can find the humor in all the dark places. I do not believe I have any wisdom to share in this telling, nor is it even an inspirational tale of achievement by overcoming adversity, it is simply my life that I have survived. For better or worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life. Some liberties have been taken to protect the somewhat innocent and a few small embellishments were made for the sake of a good story.
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting is available in both print and ebook formats.
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Average rating from 6 members
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion. It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting is a memoir of the author's life from childhood until probably her early 20s. The author had a lot of circumstances in life that you wouldn't wish on anyone, including a mostly absent mother who left Lisa in charge of her younger sister, a controlling father who allowed her no freedom, time in foster care, and an abusive husband. Despite these circumstances, Lisa also experienced a lot of fun and funny moments that she relates in this book. A lot of the experiences Lisa had while growing up are simply incredible - I would have guessed them to be things that happen only in stories, not in real life. Lisa has a real gift for storytelling to go along with her adventures, and I laughed out loud several times while reading this book.
I loved this book, it is well written with a gentle sense of humour shining through, despite all the pain Ms Orban has have been through. The story was told in a very simple way with no hint of self pity, at times I could relate to it the teenage shenanigans and the darkness at the end. I look forward to reading more by this author, may I just add you are truly blessed to have such good friends.