Learning to Think.

Learning to Think.: A broken system kept her trapped, education helped her break free

Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 07/03/2024
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Published 07/03/2024
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When you have nothing, you cling to whatever gives you hope. Put yourself in Tracy King's shoes. Growing up in an ordinary council estate outside Birmingham; a house filled with creativity, curiosity and love, but marked by her father's alcoholism and her mother's agoraphobia. By the time she turns twelve her father has been killed, her sister taken into care and her mother ensnared by the promises of born-again Christianity. This isn't the stuff of cult documentaries; this is the story of an ordinary family trapped in a broken system. It's a story that could happen to anyone without the tools to transform their circumstances. And it's the story of how Tracy found her way out. A shocking, inspiring and ultimately hopeful memoir that holds up a mirror to the everyday realities of living in poverty, it is also a testament to the power of books and to learning to question our world.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857527431
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 38 mm

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Learning to Think.
A remarkable tale of an intensely personal life
This is an intensely personal memoir about Tracy's life mostly relating to when she was younger, mostly in her teens. It is remarkable for its openness an... READ MORE
Learning to Think.
Remarkable and intense memoir
This is a remarkable and intense memoir written by Tracy King. I’m finding it very difficult to summarise as the book touches on so much. It is essentially... READ MORE