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Brave & Honest
on 20 November 2011
This is one hell of a story, more so because it is a true account of a very brave lady.
Gaynor's story starts with her birth in 1963 following her twin sister into the world. Little does that innocent baby know that she has been born to a dysfunctional, alcoholic and violent family. From a very early age Gaynor saw and heard things which no child should ever have to experience and these things scarred and stayed with her for the rest of her life. Some people manage to get on with life without too much baggage sticking to them and others are sensitive and mentally affected by all they have been subjected to. After repeatedly being told by her mother that she is thick, that was exactly what she thought she was and did badly at school. After seeing how alcohol devastated her parents' lives she hated the stuff with a vengeance but after one weak moment when she was a young teenager she became immediately hooked. The journey through her twenties and thirties was a haze of alcohol, escort agencies and one bad relationship after the other. She was taken advantage of by so many people and turned to drink time after time. Gaynor's upbringing gave her a huge inferiority complex which coupled with alcohol lasted for three or four decades of her life. A life wasted until she had the strength and belief that she could turn her back on drink, start a career and live a `normal' life.
Gaynor has written this book with passion, raw emotion and more truth than I would like to reveal about myself to give the reader a terrific roller coaster of a ride of life. Well worth reading.