PDF ì BOOK The Girl Behind the Painted Smile

Catherine Lockwood â The Girl Behind the Painted Smile KINDLE

PDF ì BOOK The Girl Behind the Painted Smile ✓ This version is now retired and has been republished you will find the new edition on this pageContains non religion based 12 stepsContains strong languageCathy's life is spiralling out of control Deeply scarred by a childhood of maternal neglect she attempts to find solace in self harm aN self harm and delinuent behaviour Before long she is addicted to alcohol Hidden behind a painted smile Cathy begins a promising career as an actress and model rubbing shoulders with royalty and the rich and famous But Cathy is her own worst enemy and her continued dependenc This is a wonderfully written story of a roller coaster life The balance of ups and downs cries and laughs works perfectly keeping the reader hooked throughoutAlthough it is one woman's struggle for acceptance of herself there are so many facets entwining throughout that everyone will find something that they can relate to I'm sureThis type of story will probably attract an older readership due to the recollections from the '70s and '80s but I would advise any young adults branching out into the world of adulthood and relationships to read this story and get ahead of the game What is so sad about this authors life is not how she lived it or where she went wrong but that it took her fifty years to finally find herself and love herself Sharing this story may wake up some of it's readers to the path their own lives are taking That saying – If I knew then what I know nowcomes to mindAll stories have a message and I wish I'd read this twenty years agoMany of us try to figure out where life went wrong and what caused it to happen but you can't turn back the clock anyway Sometimes life's just like that and this story proves that you can put it all behind you and be the person that you were meant to be regardlessThis is not at all a pity seeking miserable tale It's an uplifting story of the trials and pressures that life throws up the ways they are dealt with wisely or not and the repercussions of the judgement of others and ones selfA truly excellent read

KINDLE ç The Girl Behind the Painted Smile â Catherine Lockwood

This version is now retired and has been republished you will find the new edition on this pageContains non religion based 12 stepsContains strong languageCathy's life is spiralling out of control Deeply scarred by a childhood of maternal neglect she attempts to find solace i This Book is RawLockwood is like a pebbled mosaic A hodgepodge assemblage of so many small pieces of coloured stone that make up her very identity representing who and what she will always be – a mother an actress a beaten housewife a disillusioned believer a dreamer a clown a soft touch a punch bag a drunk An author Catherine Lockwood pulls no punches She doesn’t ask you to like her she doesn’t beg your forgiveness she doesn’t try and explain and she offers no excuses You want her to come out fighting but all her fight is at the bottom of a bottle of vodka The irony of an alcoholic husband reproaching her for drinking when he can hardly stand up himself is not lost on the reader I don’t know why certain women seem to attract men who want to exploit them Maybe it’s simply because they’re hurting and the wrong type of predator sees them as an easy target Lockwood is – or was – an easy target Yet she’s not promiscuous She’s loyal and dutiful to the abusive husbandsNo Catherine Lockwood is not promiscuous but she is – or was a drunk A screaming dancing on the tables leave your children all alone comatose dead to the world juiced up alcoholic who hates Alcoholics Anonymous and the people who go there with a passion Instead she lurches and teeters through life with a bottle of voddie in one hand and a virtual tattoo on her forehead that reads “Abusive men only” And she writes about all of this with such skill and such outspoken candour that the reader just cannot help being drawn in to this remarkable survivor’s story She is blunt and to the point spitting in the face of those who’ve violated herDo yourself a favour and download a copy of this book sharpish

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The Girl Behind the Painted SmileE on alcohol hurtles her down a path of self destruction She endures a string of abusive often horrific relationships anorexia poverty and almost loses her children In this harrowing true story Cathy never loses her sense of humour and is determined to win the battle with the The Girl Behind the Painted Smile is written with feeling whilst managing to sustain humour throughoutIndeed the author has been on a heartbreaking journey but it is one told without pity Catherine's personalityreally does shine throughout the bookThere is rather a lot of swearing in the book though it made me giggle and I thought it was appropriately placedCatherine has proved just how resilient we can be There are parts that made me snort with laughter parts that made me cry Either way you may need tissuesI really enjoyed her insight into working on TV there were some certainly many eye opening partsIt has been an absolute pleasure to read your story Catherine thank you for sharing you inspiring story and making me smile