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There have been many authors who have written down their life story in a book but one particular author that comes to mind is Dorothy Allison Dorothy was worn in Greenville South Carolina on the year of 1949 to an unwed mother In fact her mother not only was unwed but she was a baby herself She was 15 years old and still attending middle school With her child in mind she dropped out of middle school and picked up a job being a waitress Dorothys youth moved on and so did her mothers Her mother eventually married a man to which would cause Dorothy a great deal of pain and anguish and thus turned her into the person who she now is The man that would become her stepfather was not a person that you would want to get to know or be around in public Her stepfather abused Dorothy sexually It all started when she was a very young child at around the age of 6 before she really knew what the difference between proper father to daughter relationships and improper father to daughter relationships The abuse both mentally and physically continued until she was about 12 years old As she began to get older and started realizing what was going on around her she started taking out her aggression on paper This is when she would start writing her stories about the working lower class and misogyny They go back to the brutality of her childhood in the south and the women who wanted to protect her but couldnt One such example is a best selling novel Bastard Out of Carolina Dorothy says that I made her Bone a stronger child than I was and--more important--I gave her a way out She also wrote a novel called Cavedweller that tries to make an effort to understand the struggles that women have and trying to make things work out in the South
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