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Hardcover A Piece of Cake: A Memoir Book

ISBN: 1400052289

ISBN13: 9781400052288

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

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The bestselling memoir of Cupcake Brown's harrowing and inspiring life from the streets to one of the nation's largest law firms Rdazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetimeS ("Washington Post Book World").

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13 ratings

I’ve read the book multiple times!!

I fell in love with this book with her story the very first time I read this book. It’s so heartbreaking yet inspiring! I love it! I highly recommend!

Spiritual Sovereignty

This 1 of my "GO TO" Reads! It reminds me that I can rise above all obstacles!! She was very in tune with self and trusted her intuition. Of the best written books! I laughed, I cried, I healed, I grew!!! Gratitude.


Wonderful story of a woman who fought for her life back and a true example that God had bigger plans for this woman

Incredible memoir

This book gives a raw glimpse into trauma and adversity greater than anyone could ever imagine. She went through it all and was able to overcome incredible obstacles. This book really helped me understand trauma in a raw and real way. Every person should read this book.

Shocking and painfully real memoir of a life turned around

This book was intense... Not for the faint of heart. Some aspects of her life as depicted are deeply disturbing. However, the story has a good ending, one which was not expected. About 3/4 of the way in it seemed it drag and and was a little repetitive, but then it picked back up.


Couldn’t put the book down! You’ll be amazed by what she’s overcome. Highly recommend!


I could not put this book down it was so good. There was so much about this book of not giving up its a must have


Yet this book is great, it is also helpful. Whether addiction to drugs, alcohol, self doubt or worry. This book is great at helping someone over come. I don't struggle with drug addiction but it has made me see that I am capable of anything I wish to obtain. I saw this book and I'm glad that I purchased it. And I will most definitely recommend it.

~The Book is GREAT~

This book shows you that you can overcome any obstacles that are thrown at you in this life if your willing to work hard and believe in yourself and face your problems head on and just believe that you can achieve anything if you work hard enough and not get caught up in your own prison your mind is a battlefield and it will tell you all kinds of things like your nothing and you can't do any better but in this book she fought those kinds of things and overcame that and became a well..... Well you have to read the book to know the struggles and the outcome of this little girl. It's worth it~~

This book brings you into another world

From the first page, Cupcake Brown brings you into her world with such raw and uninhibited descriptions. This is a woman who decided to write a memoir and decided that if she was going to tell it, she was going to tell it ALL. It really takes you into a world of a small child fending for herself in a harsh world all the way through when she has grown into an adult. It touches on sex, drugs, men, dating, growing up, family, and most importantly definition of self through all of these experiences. At first, it was so truthful that I had a hard time reading it. I just wanted to hug that little girl and make all the hurt go away, but as I kept reading I was drawn more into her world. It was truly intriguing and the book ended perfectly...down to the last sentence!

A Peice of Cake -------- great book!!

I read this book because I know someone who is only 13 and is smoking and drinking a lot. I wanted to see how Cupcake got back on track with her life so maybe I could help my friend. The book was very well written and was a truly remarkable book, I loved it.

Hard Won Redemption

Before this book lifts your spirit and expands your understanding, it will break your heart...on two levels. Brown's personal story of being abused and neglected is a shattering one. If she were the only little girl in America that this had ever happened to, it would still be too much. But when the understanding of another reality sinks in--that there are hundreds of thousands of children out there still being abused as Cupcake Brown was--it's too much to take. And yet, as you read through unimaginable (at at times, graphic) depictions of Brown's personal hell, you will find your respect and admiration for her growing, as she finally begins her slow ascent, out of the valley of the shadow of death, and into redemption. Coming out of awful abuse, and a life of prostitution on the street, and drug addiction, she finally seeks--and finds--hope, strength, and focus in her relationship with God. To use a Bible phrase, she "sets her face like flint" to accomplish worthy goals: she gets clean from drugs, she works hard, goes to school, and finally graduates from law school. Today, she is a highly respected lawyer at a top California law firm and a much-sought after motivational speaker. Re-read the above paragraph, and pause to think about it. This is not an everyday story. Sadly, the thousands upon thousands of little girls and boys who experience similar tragedy and abuse in their lives never rise above the horrific aftermath. How did Cupcake Brown do it? What makes the outcome of her story so different? What can we all learn from this amazing lady? Read the book and find out. Some may criticize her writing style or grammar. Not me. (Or is it "not I"? Dang grammar police got me confused. Er, they HAVE me confused.) At any rate, for me, Brown's style is refreshing. It's like sitting down with someone personally and just listening to their heart. Stories of redemption are my favorite kind. Some people can write and speak eloquently, but have nothing to say. Cupcake Brown's story and message ARE her eloquence. Her gritty determination commands respect, and her faith inspires hope for everyone.

Emotional High Wire

I read A Piece of Cake in five days and I work full-time and have children. As a matter of fact, I related to Cupcake's need to get high because I needed to read her book, that badly. I snapped at people who interupted me while I was reading. Ms. Brown's book caused me to laugh, cry, get mad, be disappointed, talk with god, cheer her on, freak out and then laugh and finally cry. It took me about a half and hour to read two pages because I was crying tears of joy for Cupcake when she graduated law school. If you only have time for one book a year, make it this one.
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