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Author Signing: Christine Pechacek, If I Had Wanted a Trip through Hell I Would Have Bought My Own Ticket, at Horizon Books.
In the Ozzie and Harriet world of the 1950s, households were meant to be prosperous, merry and ever so bright. Home life couldn’t have been more different for Christine Pechacek.
Poverty, abuse and a volatile father created an atmosphere of emotional and material deprivation that flew in the face of the American dream. A vivid imagination, humor and a knack for optimism, even in the darkest of times, flow through the pages of this
It’s a gripping tale that is as profoundly harrowing as it is richly humorous. Living in this world of chaos, abuse and fear, the author charts a tragic tale of a childhood lost navigating the tormented adults who controlled her, while remaining mindless of her desperate cries.
What was lost and stolen of her young life, have become a path to success and empowerment. At once devastating and uplifting, this deeply affecting story illuminates the possibility of hope and goodness.