I hated myself by the time I was six years old, because I was fat. I became bulimic at the age of fourteen- I had always used food to control my intense emotions, but as time passed, it became something else, something no one understood- not even myself. Meanwhile, what little structure there had been in my family was falling apart, and I ran away in an attempt to conserve my sanity. After years of living in tents, caves, staying with strangers, and periodically sleeping on my father's couch, I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, only to be forcefully discharged due to lack of funds. Heartbroken, I was released raw and shaking back into the world, once again alone.
Adrift and armed with lies, I joined the Air Force in 2005 at age nineteen.
My story is not how I overcame all of this, exactly- it's how I survived it. It's also a social commentary on youth who fall through the cracks, on friendship, on women in the military, and how anyone- if they can somehow find the strength to just keep breathing- can open a new, brighter chapter in their lives.
This is the story about how my non-life became a Life.
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"Couldn't put this down once I started reading! Sheds a new light on some things some of my female friends might have had to go through growing up." - Dean
"Loved this book!!!! Kimberly is brutally honest and it makes for an exhilarating read." - Eileen
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