At Amazon from Publishers Weekly:
Donofrio, a rebellious policeman's daughter, details her promiscuity and drug abuse, early pregnancy and brief marriage, and eventual success as a freelance journalist. "In this humor-flecked, street-side view of her unconventional life, Donofrio . . . writes about a mother and her son coming of age together," said PW.
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"Trouble began in 1963....The trouble I'm talking about was my first real trouble, the age-old trouble. The getting in trouble an in 'Is she in Trouble?' trouble. As in pregnant." pg. 13
"I just figured, naively, that anybody who was smart enough could go to college." pg. 21
"...'I hear your pains have stopped.'
'We're going to give you a little something to get them started again, speed things up.'
...'Okay...we're moving right along. Now I'm going to give you some Demerol to ease it up a bit.' " pg. 66
"If everybody picked their nose when they felt like it, everybody would be a lot happier. You pick your nose, I pick my nose, everybody picks their nose, so why hide it? We got ruined from socialization." pg. 78
"The only thing I thought about marriage after that was, Never in a million years, not for a billion dollars, and never again if it kills me." pg. 102
"Why did my parents decide to name their first daughter Beverly Ann Donofrio and forever brand me with the initials B.A.D.?" pg. 124