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Hope's boy

Hope's boy

by Andrew Bridge

  Book : Biography  |  1st ed


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Great, great book   (2007-12-23)

Excellent

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by Becky76

First time writer, Andrew Bridge, has written a stunning beautiful memoir about his childhood, first with his mentally ill mother then in foster care. The writing is luminous. The story is unforgettable. It is a searing reminder of the love exists between a parent and child, and how often we fail...
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Must-read for child advocates, lawyers, judges, social workers   (2008-01-31)

Excellent

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by SanLJohn

Like Andrew Bridge, I am an attorney. I, too, have represented many children who were removed from their parents because they needed protection or help at a particular time, only to suffer years of additional trauma and loss at the hands of the very systems and people that were supposed to be helping...
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Powerful and Beautiful   (2008-01-06)

Excellent

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by DavidNaseln

I was lucky to have a friend lend me his Hope's Boy ARC. An extraordinary memoir by a first time author who spent nearly his entire childhood in foster care. Bridge offers a straight forward, cleanly written story of the daily lives of children who are by the state and held in its care. He reminds us...
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The Power of Resilience in Surviving a Broken Foster Care System   (2008-01-31)

Excellent

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by Mwhitedcr

I was delighted to read Hope's Boy. It reminds me why I’m a social worker. Connections with others, and the need for them, are at our core. They are powerful and enduring, as is the sense of loss when they are broken. In Bridge’s case, social workers and the foster care system broke his physical...
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An Honest, Uncompromising Memoir   (2008-01-24)

Excellent

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by Elana

A friend of mine who's works at an independent book store gave me an advance reading copy of Hope's Boy. I read it in three days. Bridge has written the incredible story of his mother, her final fall into psychosis and his childhood in foster care. It's a devastating written story about the binds...
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A Wonderful and Important Memoir   (2008-01-06)

Excellent

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by Brian267

The book has not be released yet but the publisher has printed a large number of advance reading copies. Hope's Boy is a beautifully written book about Andrew Bridge's childhood, his young and uneducated mother who succumbed to mental illness and his childhood in foster care. Bridge is a lawyer --...
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