Learning to Think: A broken system kept her trapped, education helped her break free

King, Tracy


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The most exciting memoir to launch in 2024 – Educated meets Lowborn and more. A stunning coming-of-age story.

When you have nothing, you cling to whatever gives you hope …

Put yourself in Tracy King’s shoes. Growing up on an ordinary council estate outside Birmingham, in a house filled with creativity, curiosity and love, but marked by her father’s alcoholism and her mother’s agoraphobia.

By the time she turns twelve, her father has been killed, her sister taken into care and her mother ensnared by the promises of born-again Christianity.

This isn’t the stuff of cult documentaries; It is the story of an ordinary family trapped in a broken system. One that could happen to anyone without the tools to transform their circumstances. And it’s the story of how Tracy found her way out.

A shocking, inspiring and ultimately hopeful memoir that holds up a mirror to the everyday realities of living in poverty, it is also a testament to the power of books and of learning to think for yourself.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Doubleday UK
Publication date: 07/03/2024

ISBN: 9780857527431 Category: