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Becoming Anna ebook

by Anna J. Michener


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Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener, a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family. Labeled "crazy girl" for much of her childhood, Anna suffered physical and emotional damage at the hands of the adults who were supposed to love and protect her.

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Michener, Anna . 1977-, Abused children - United States - Biography. Psychologically abused children - United States - Biography. University of Chicago Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Becoming Anna" is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener, a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family.

Becoming Anna is written by Anna Michener, a 16-year-old girl. She is actually called ‘Tiffany’ throughout the book, as this was her given name; she changed her name to Anna and took the last name of her adoptive parents when she went to live with them at the age of 16. Anna tells the story of her life in great detail and it is riddled with abuse, neglect, anger and confusion. She is one of two children born to a physically abusive father and a rage-filled and neglectful mother who is chronically ill and unable to care for her children.

This is the autobiography of Anna Michener, who suffered physical and emotional abuse behind closed doors at the hands of her parents and grandmother

This is the autobiography of Anna Michener, who suffered physical and emotional abuse behind closed doors at the hands of her parents and grandmother. She was made the scapegoat for her family's many problems and was institutionalized in mental hospitals more than once. At the age of 16 she found a new family and her own voice and wrote this text as an early step toward recovery.

Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener, a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family. Labeled "crazy girl" for much of her childhood, Anna suffered physical and emotional damage at the hands of the adults who were supposed to love and protect her. Committed to various mental institutions by her family, at sixteen Anna was finally able to escape her chaotic home life and enter a foster home. As an effort toward recovery and self-affirmation as well as a powerful plea on behalf of other abused children, Anna wrote this memoir while the experience was fresh and the emotions were still raw and unhealed. Her story is a powerful tale of survival."A teen's raw, in-your-face chronicle of events almost as they were happening. As such, it's unforgettable. . . . Michener's story gives voice to the thousands of children and adolescents trapped in 'the system,' biding their time until their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to a topic that is clearly very disturbing to her personally and communicates a profoundly important message on behalf of all abused and neglected children."—Booklist"An important book, painful to read, but essential if other children in similar situations are to be saved."—Library Journal"An innocent child's account of 16 years in hell and of the terrible wrongs inflicted on children who are without rights or caring advocates."—Choice"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and courageous advocate for children and their welfare—she's a young writer with an extraordinary voice."Feminist Bookstore News"Quite simply one of the best, most compelling, well-written autobiographies published in years. . . . Remember the name. We have not heard the last of Anna Michener."—Myree Whitfield, Melbourne Herald-Sun, cover story
Steep
I read Anna's book after a friend had told me about it and had became pen pals with her. So I started reading the book. At first I did not want to read it after reading the first few pages because it brought back painful memories of the abuse I endured from my own family also. I later stated reading it again because i could not stop thinking of it. I thought it was a great story with a very important message and no it is not pretty or happy. it is a sad story of child abuse that shows everyone the ugly truth that some people try to ignore or could not relate to how a family could hate a child so much. i read some of the one star comments and I feel like these people are probably have not seen or felt the despair of abuse it deals on a person or how it affects a persons mentality afterwards. This book is a bit one sided to a kids point of view but it is her autobiography, go look up the definition. This book shows to the world how kids feel during this situation and everyone should take note of that. There was a person who complained about it in one of the one star rating that it was just a laundry list of kids going through abuse, and I'm guessing that person never got to near the end where she claims she is going to write about the kids she encountered in the mental instatutions and how they treated then and that is what she did. the other kids also added value to the story and the message here because it was showing every blind bat out there that there are many people going through abuse and could possibly be helped with just an adult intervention. This book is suppose to open peoples eyes about child abuse. I know personally that no one comes out of abuse a perfect human so why is everyone who read her book expecting her to be. Abuse takes a toll on anybody.
Mezilabar
This book was such a powerful read. Fell in love with Anna. Such a writer at such a young age. The unfortunate thing is this is a true story. As Anna tells you of her life she tells it so well I felt like I was right there with her. After reading this book I had a profound need to see if could find out how this woman was after ll of this. Miss Anna and I have been friends on social network for a year now. She is a wonderful person with a true heart and filled with love and compassion for fellow human beings being mistreated. Anna will have long term effects from her experience but she is a survivor. Please pick up this book and read. A must read.
Venemarr
Never in my life have I read such a powerful, moving, gut-wrenching and all too authentic book. This book has the power to change your life, to change soo many people's lives if only the people high up on the board of directors at these state hospitals would listen for half a second.
Words cannot describe how much this book moved me. I've read other accounts of abuse before. _A Child Called It_ and _Sybil_, namely. They didn't even come close to having the incredible emotional impact on me that this book had. I cried, I sobbed, I became thoughtful, I re-evaluated my life, I made a vow that some day I was going to make a difference to people like Anna who are trapped by the merciless and brutal society we have constructed around ourselves.
Anna is the unfortunate victim.... Her parents and her grandparents claim incessantly from the time she is a small girl that she is crazy and that there is something wrong with her. .... She is not allowed to have any friends. This makes her a social outcast in school and toment ensues there as well as on the home front. Her mother commits her to a mental insitution - twice - on the basis of pure lies. It makes me so angry to see all these adults that believed the mother's lies and treated Anna with less respect than a guinea pig (who was, by the way, Anna's only friend in the world). The horrors that were dealt her and others at the state hospital are barbaric and extremely difficult to read about. However, we MUST read about it, we must listen, we must take action, for if it is that hard to read about, imagine how challenging it must be to actually live?? They say that people go to the hospital to be rehibilitated. What a joke that is! None of the staff people gave a damn about her or anyone else there! Kids would try to kill themselves and the staff would only send them into isolation for punishment! The last thing a suicidal person needs is more isolation. The staff forbade the kids from touching and giving support to each other, from getting regular excercise and healthy food, from talking problems out, from doing anything that so called "normal" people took for granted every day of their lives! These places should be denied funding; their "patients" leave the places worst than they came in, having been denied mere human dignity.
Anna Michener has remarkable insight to her situation and the world around her. At times, I would stop reading and think "Wow, that makes so much sense, what she just said; why can't the whole world just believe that?" Ms. Michener comments at one point (not exact quote) that "Any person born to or given over to care of someone with the knowledge and the willingness to raise them properly is _lucky_." For the first time in my life, I realized that that was true, realized that I really and truly am *lucky* to have parents, to have anybody in fact, who gives a damn about me! My parents may not be perfect, but when I stacked them up against Anna's, well, my true fortune shone through.
__Read this book with an open mind.___ The worse thing anyone can do is refuse to believe what is so plainly in front of their nose. I urge everyone to read this book. It will be worth your while. It will open your eyes up to a whole other world that you had not been aware existed, and it will bring out emotions in you that you never thought you had. Anna Michener, I applaud you for your incredible bravery and and strength in surviving all that you did. Thank you for this book. I will never forget it, I promise you that.
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Gavinrage
I found this book to be an insight into the life of an abused child. Overall it was a story of hope and it showed how we can all overcome obstacles. Anna had many obstacles in her life. The thing in this book that touched me the most was Anna's resilience, she never gave up. I think this book shows how we all must keep going no matter what the obstacle in life. Also, I hope it helps many to understand that abuse is abuse no matter what the form.
Yramede
Great read
Moralsa
I Know the young lady in the book. The author. Very good read. She suffered at the hands of horrible people.
Becoming Anna ebook
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Anna J. Michener
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University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1999)
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