The Beautiful Buttons

The Beautiful Buttons

A Memoir of Survival and Triumph

Book - 2010
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An award-winning business woman at the helm of her own multi-million dollar company, Catherine Ann is the model of the successful entrepreneur. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, the real story is so chocking it strains belief - abused by a drunken father, a mother who hated her, sexual molestation - including an uncle who pimped her out to his friends, constant hunger and homelessness, pregnant at fifteen, drugs, a jail sentence at eighteen, working in the sex trade, faking her way into medical school, worse relationships, depression, life on the streets and hopelessness. Until finally she takes a step that will put her on a path to success beyond her wildest dreams.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781554703142
155470314X
Characteristics: 317 pages ;,23 cm.

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Jan 22, 2011

Interesting book.

debwalker Jan 03, 2011

"Compelling like a train wreck. The shocking life of Toronto's Catherine Ann, who overcame an abusive childhood and a criminal past - including stints as a prostitute and a madam - to become a noted Canadian entrepreneur."
A Chatelaine top pick.

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