Survival of the Thickest: Memoir of a Young Single Mother From a Third World Country
By Karen Santos
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Published: May 08, 2012
Words: 15,552 (approximate)
This book, then, is about a young, single mother’s journey so far – her thoughts, her decisions and
“You are now a second-rate woman,” my Uncle said when he found out that I was pregnant.
I was just 19 then, still in college, jobless, and most especially, unwed. In this country where I live in, those are the perfect recipe for social suicide. My only means for survival was to have a thick-face; and I knew I was strong enough to do that. Though, there seems to be a very thin line between childishness and maturity; and it took some time before I realized which side I was actually in.
This book, then, is about a young, single mother’s journey so far – her thoughts, her decisions and justifications, the lessons she learned, and the way she handled herself as she tried to move on.
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