I can take it from here : a memoir of trauma, prison and self-empowerment (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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I can take it from here : a memoir of trauma, prison and self-empowerment

Author: Lisa Forbes
Publisher: Lebanon, New Hampshire : Steerforth Press/Truth to Power Books, [2022] ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Riveting, honest, and raw, I Can Take It From Here recounts Lisa Forbes's harrowing journey into darkness -- including a fourteen-year-long stint in a maximum-security prison -- and her fierce resolve to understand the effects of the trauma she endured, to take personal responsibility for her actions, and to ensure that her history does not dictate her destiny. The youngest of six children, Lisa grew up in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Case studies
Biography
Named Person: Lisa Forbes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Forbes
ISBN: 9781586423049 1586423045
OCLC Number: 1268205515
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: book 1. Chicago: Jump ; Friendly ghosts ; Wiggling ; The Lake Michigan high-rises ; The first time ; Shame ; Mama and Daddy ; Sisters and brothers ; I need a knife ; Mount Olympus ; Romance ; Shunned ; In the loop ; James ; The American dream ; The crime ; Confession ; Cook County Jail ; The trial ; Shipment ; "You just have to be patient" ; Tango aftermath ; Recovery ; The education of Lisa Forbes ; The parable of the enlightened man ; Of thee I sing ; Baptism ; Home ; Prison action committee ; Legacy theatre ; My day --
book 2. Atlanta: New car, new home, new life ; Free ; Entrepreneur ; Marrying Mommy ; Answered prayer ; Really old hurts ; Surgery ; Divorce --
book 3. Colorado: Denver ; A temporary life ; Parliament ; InTown suites ; Zoe ; A room full of faces ; Armageddon ; Lisa Forbes Inc. --
book 4. The way forward: From invisible to restored.
Responsibility: Lisa Forbes.

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"Riveting, honest, and raw, I Can Take It From Here recounts Lisa Forbes's harrowing journey into darkness -- including a fourteen-year-long stint in a maximum-security prison -- and her fierce resolve to understand the effects of the trauma she endured, to take personal responsibility for her actions, and to ensure that her history does not dictate her destiny. The youngest of six children, Lisa grew up in a Chicago housing project where she endured sexual, religious, and emotional abuse as a little girl. A voracious reader, she graduated high school at 15 and went to work as a secretary in a downtown insurance office, became pregnant at 16 and, at 19, unexpectedly and uncharacteristically committed a violent act, stabbing and killing the father of her daughter. Providing powerful insights into what we as a society need to learn and confront in the ongoing epidemic of mass re-incarceration, Lisa is a stunning example of an individual who through determination, knowledge, and hard work has been able to reclaim her own life. The book ends with Lisa's rousing call to action to support the people--as well as the shorthanded employers--who need the help, and need each other, more than ever."--

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