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Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways

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"This book is an outstanding debut that finds resolution while also leaving plenty of intriguing themes to explore in her future work. A harrowing and soulful memoir to be read, savored, and reread." -Starred Kirkus Review


"There are all kinds of memoirs, but some should be read by every person who ever thinks to write or read one. Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways makes that list. What Brittany Means accomplishes on the page, telling the truth of her own life, the brutality and beauty of it, with the prose of a recovering poet, is often attempted and rarely successful. This memoir is a success all the way down." -Ashley C. Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter

"Brittany Means has pieced together the shards of a devastating childhood in this powerful memoir. It's gut-wrenching but at the same time triumphant, harrowing yet exquisitely told. Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways is a story of survival that left me choked up and cheering." -Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle

". . . the book's lasting impact might be what it demands of the memoir genre. Brittany Means has, at once, created the most readable and the most psychologically rigorous book I've read in decades. I needed the reminder that art can do this." -Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy