Jewish Book: Saving Myself, a Los Angeles Childhood
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Touching memoir from a child's point of view.
Saturday, 11 May 2013 15:33
By A. "ABrinskele" (California)


This book is about the life and struggles of a little girl growing up in Los Angeles many decades ago. She has to deal with so many things and has to learn to understand being hated for being Jewish, as though that makes any sense at all. So many can relate to her life and struggles especially since we still have children dealing with some of the same issues even today like bullying and predjudice and loss. After all, too many adults still don't know how to handle things like this appropriately. I felt so sad and then so glad for her when she loses her mother and then gets another mother who loves her before the age of six.
The Los Angeles descriptions and memories shared are so interesting to me, taking a train or red car for example is hard to imagine today in this City.
I think it is amazing that the author has such vivid and detailed memories of things that happened when she was so very young and she tells it so well!