Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother

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Sugar s Life in the Hood The Story of a Former Welfare Mother All her life Sugar Turner has had to hustle to survive An African American woman living in the inner city she has been a single mother juggling welfare checks food stamps boyfriends and husbands
  • Title: Sugar's Life in the Hood: The Story of a Former Welfare Mother
  • Author: Sugar Turner Tracy Bachrach Ehlers
  • ISBN: 9780292701953
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • All her life, Sugar Turner has had to hustle to survive An African American woman living in the inner city, she has been a single mother juggling welfare checks, food stamps, boyfriends and husbands, illegal jobs, and home businesses to make ends meet for herself and her five children Her life s path has also wandered through the wilderness of crack addiction and prostitAll her life, Sugar Turner has had to hustle to survive An African American woman living in the inner city, she has been a single mother juggling welfare checks, food stamps, boyfriends and husbands, illegal jobs, and home businesses to make ends meet for herself and her five children Her life s path has also wandered through the wilderness of crack addiction and prostitution, but her strong faith in God and her willingness to work hard for a better life pulled her through Today, Turner is off welfare and is completing her education She is computer literate, holds a job in the local school system, has sent three of her children to college, and is happily married.In this engrossing book, Sugar Turner collaborates with anthropologist Tracy Bachrach Ehlers in telling her story Through conversations with Ehlers, diary entries, and letters, Turner vividly and openly describes all aspects of her life, including motherhood, relationships with men, welfare and work, and her attachment to her friends, family, and life in the hood Ehlers also gives her reactions to Turner s story, discussing not only how it belies the welfare queen stereotype, but also how it forced her to confront her own lingering confusions about race, her own bigotry.What emerges from this book is a fascinating story of two women from radically different backgrounds becoming equal witnesses to each other s lives By allowing us into the real world of an inner city African American mother, they replace with compassion and insight the stereotypes, half truths, and scorn that too often dominate public discourse.
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      Published :2019-01-04T02:40:24+00:00

    833 Comment

    I bought this book because no library near me headed this book really made me want to make the best out of my own messed up situation sugar was honest , loving , caring , and strong woman Reading her story made me want to be just as courageous This book was a honest read I wonder how Sugar and her kids are doing now Glad her story was told an woman overcoming something should have a book out about them God bless us all this book had to be written and it was written accordingly

    I liked this book because it was fun to read about how Sugar would buy food by only using coupons and also reading about how she slepted around with a lot of men She s a woman who has to take care of five kids and yeah you should read it.

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