Only I Can Define Me: Releasing Shame and Growing Into My Adult Self by Dena Sisk Foman
Approx. 81,220 words.
Published on September 4, 2011.
Ms. Foman's memior discusses the price to be paid for unlearning everything that she was taught as a child when she made the decision to leave a family that suffered generations of mental illness and addictions. Ms. Foman quit high school, got pregnant as a teenager and found the strength to enter law school even as a welfare mother.