A Place Called Home: A Memoir

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A Place Called Home: A Memoir

A Place Called Home: A Memoir

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Desmond, who grew up in modest circumstances and suffered poverty in young adulthood, points to the deleterious effects of being poor—among countless others, the precarity of health care and housing (with no meaningful controls on rent), lack of transportation, the constant threat of losing one’s job due to illness, and the need to care for dependent children.

The author shares his personal experience growing up with a mother who suffers from an unspecified mental illness, resulting in him and his two siblings growing up without a stable living situation. Ambroz’s account includes homelessness, poverty, the foster care system, mental health issues, LGTBQ+ rights, and much more. After temporary housing in a juvenile detention facility and group homes, he was sent to a family that abused and exploited him. So in time off they go again, packing their things into black trash bags and heading back out to the street. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.I think the banning of books speaks to the last gasp of these people to squelch what is inevitably a rise in equality, that we still have to fight for,” he states. And then when it was learned that he was gay, he was mistreated not just by his mother, but by those in the school.

Wick keeps him one-dimension and doesn't delve into his character for some reason, even though she does several point of views from him throughout the book. When I was about 4, my family was living in Grand Central Station and Port Authority and other public places, but we were swept out. If this book was a scathing critique of the supports for children and families in need and the foster care system many find themselves in, without offering prescriptions for change, that would be enough. His dreams of a better life via education carried him through childhood abuse, homelessness, foster care, and finally to adulthood, where he leveraged his against-all-odds success to advocate for children living in poverty and foster care. WATCH: “The Traitors'” LGBTQ Cast Members Peppermint and Parvati Shallow Talk About Bringing Representation to the Show: “We deserve a seat at the table.

Previously he led Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television, and served as the President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and as a California Child Welfare Councilmember. He also talks about how he worked hard to beat the odds and got a scholarship to Vassar College, which changed his life.

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