BOOK REVIEW

      YOU AIN'T GOT NO EASTER CLOTHES   
                         LAURA LOVE

This book is Laura Love's memoir of her miserable childhood while growing up in Nebraska.  Laura and her sister were moved from foster home to foster home due to the mental illness of their mother.  Laura has memories of not only the orphanages but also of racism along the way.  In addition, her mother attempted suicide.

Laura did survive all of this and she believes it is due to the support she received from her sister, neighbors and teachers.  Laura was told that her father was dead.  Later, she found this not to be true. 

This is a very moving story of how one can survive even during the worst of times.  The author does an excellent job of writing her story.  Today Laura Love is a successful singer, songwriter and bassist who performs around the world.  The author admits that it was difficult to write this book but she felt it was necessary to describe what it was like for she and her sister to grow up with a mother who had so many problems.  Laura states "time after time we were thrust into calamity and somehow found humor and hope in the strangest places".  This really says it all - if one can find some humor in so much turmoil, they
will survive!  This book is one that I recommend.


REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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