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Growing Up in the D: My Grandfather, My Mother, and Me Cynthia Williams

Growing Up in the D: My Grandfather, My Mother, and Me

Cynthia Williams

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ISBN : 9781482742770
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172 pages
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In this personal memoir, Cynthia vividly describes how she faced the immense challenges of her youth, including a parent with mental illness, grief, loss and an ill-fated marriage at a young age. Her memoir also describes the joys of childhood,MoreIn this personal memoir, Cynthia vividly describes how she faced the immense challenges of her youth, including a parent with mental illness, grief, loss and an ill-fated marriage at a young age. Her memoir also describes the joys of childhood, particularly her memories of growing up in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s, its wonder and excitement, as seen through the eyes of an awe-struck child. This is her true story about courage, devotion and love. During my youth I made the best of the situation with my parents, particularly my mother who was diagnosed with major depression. I am deeply grateful for my grandfather and his determination to meet the challenges he faced on a daily basis. My grandfather was a reassuring presence everyday and I could count on his unfailing love for me as his perserverance was tested time after time. This autobiography, was written as a tribute to my grandfather and to help readers understand the many emotional pressures of my youth. This book is also a testament to the positive impact on my development, due primarilly to the love, determination, perserverance, resiliency and faith in a higher power that I learned from my grandfather.