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Anger Is My Middle Name: A Memoir by [Lisbeth Zornig Andersen, Mark Mussari]
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Lisbeth Zornig Andersen is a former children’s ombudsman in Denmark and the author of the bestselling memoir Anger Is My Middle Name, her first work to be translated into English. Already well known in Denmark for her advocacy and for My Childhood in Hell, a documentary detailing her early years, Lisbeth received global recognition in 2015 when she was charged and later sentenced for picking up a family of Syrian refugees in her car. This simple act of charity earned coverage in such publications as the Washington Post, Le Monde, the Guardian, and the Huffington Post and on air at the BBC and Al Jazeera, igniting an international debate about the ethics and legality of humanitarian aid. Lisbeth has also founded her own advisory consultancy and charitable foundation, where she continues her socially centered work.

Mark Mussari has his PhD in Scandinavian languages and literature from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has translated Danish novels, short stories, and nonfiction for publication, including Dan Turèll’s seminal crime novel, Murder in the Dark. A scholar of Danish literature, art, and design, Mussari is the author of numerous academic journal articles and the book Danish Modern: Between Art and Design. Mussari is also the author of numerous educational books, including books on Haruki Murakami, Amy Tan, Shakespeare’s Othello and sonnets, and popular culture. His recent translations for Amazon Crossing include Erik Valeur’s The Man in the Lighthouse and Carsten Jensen’s The First Stone.

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"A courageous chronicle of abuse and redemption...Andersen writes with striking clarity...[her] candor about the trusted adults who repeatedly violated her illuminates painful yet vital insights about how to recognize and address the sometimes-contradictory and often undermining effects of childhood trauma. As she chronicles how she overcame years of extreme abuse to eventually thrive, Andersen's revelations of intimate betrayals are often chilling, and many readers may be shocked or outraged. They should continue to read, however, because the book advances an important broader purpose: undergirding the value of survivors' voices as instrumental to guiding future policies, advocacy, and change...Her history of trauma shaped her lifelong passion for protecting vulnerable populations, and this tightly distilled collection of memories serves as an urgent call to public action and reform with regard to children's rights. This is a triumphant, empowering book that calls into question current patterns of intervention and challenges popular conceptions about what it means to believe young girls...A potent memoir of fragility and transcendence." --Kirkus Reviews

"This inspiring story of overcoming unimaginable adversity will be welcomed by a wide range of readers." --Library Journal

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07SSSC795
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Amazon Crossing (1 March 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 56084 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 218 pages
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Lisbeth Zornig Andersen is a former children’s ombudsman in Denmark and the author of the bestselling memoir Anger Is My Middle Name, her first work to be translated into English. Already well known in Denmark for her advocacy and for My Childhood in Hell, a documentary detailing her early years, Lisbeth received global recognition in 2015 when she was charged and later sentenced for picking up a family of Syrian refugees in her car. This simple act of charity earned coverage in such publications as the Washington Post, Le Monde, the Guardian, and the Huffington Post and on air at the BBC and Al Jazeera, igniting an international debate about the ethics and legality of humanitarian aid. Lisbeth has also founded her own advisory consultancy and charitable foundation, where she continues her socially centered work.

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