Cupcake Brown

A Piece Of Cake
  • A Piece Of Cake

  • 'Phenomenal woman' The Oprah Magazine
    'Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.' Washington Post

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    This is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake Brown.

    Orphan, runaway, addict, all before she was twenty. That's when things got really interesting...

    Cupcake was just eleven years old when, orphaned, she entered the child welfare system. Moved from one disastrous placement to the next, like so many, she was neglected and sexually abused.

    She fed her appetite for drink and drugs by selling the only thing she had. Her body. Before long she had stumbled head first into a world of gangs and extreme violence. After one crack binge she woke up behind a dumpster. Half-dressed and more than half-dead, she knew she had a choice. Change her life or die.

    Brutally frank and startlingly funny, A Piece of Cake is the remarkable true story of a resilient spirit who triumphed over the very worst that life could throw at her.

Cupcake Brown was born in San Diego, in the heart of the ghetto. After years of living on the streets, addicted to both alcohol and hard drugs, she managed to turn her life around. Following years of dedicated study, she achieved her ambition, graduating from law school in the spring of 2001. She now practices law at one of America's largest law firms and is a motivational speaker. You can catch up with Cupcake via her website: cupcakebrown.com She lives in San Francisco.

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