Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells

Discovering Strength and Courage Amid Chaos

Book - 2013
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From one of the stars of A&E's hit reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter comes an empowering memoir that can inspire others to break the cycle of abuse and forge happiness out of extreme adversity.

As a child, Baby Lyssa's parents divorced and left her neglected. Things only got worse from there. Walking on Eggshells reveals Lyssa's nightmare journey from mental and physical abuse to removal from school and confinement at home, flight from protective services, and teen pregnancy. Despite it all, and against incredible odds, Lyssa found her faith. She also found her way out of the spiral of bad decisions and even worse luck to build a healthy relationship with her mother and father and forge a rewarding, positive life with God.

An astonishing true story of one young woman's trek from poverty and abuse to fulfillment and stardom, Walking on Eggshells is heartrending, powerful, and inspiring.

From one of the stars of A&E's hit reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter comes an empowering memoir that can inspire others to break the cycle of abuse and forge happiness out of extreme adversity.

When most little girls play house, they might imagine two happy parents with several well-behaved children, pretty rooms, flowers in the yard, and a white picket fence near the sidewalk. Me? I just wanted parents who could stand to be in the same room with each other. . . . From my youngest days I always knew that God had something better in store for me, that He had a better life waiting for me. --from the Introduction

The ninth child of bounty hunter Duane Chapman, twenty-five-year-old Lyssa Chapman has overcome an upbringing that can only be called tragic. In her piercing memoir, she shares the details of her harrowing life and her faith journey and offers advice and solutions for readers who feel overwhelmed by their own dysfunctional circumstances.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Howard Books, c2013
Edition: 1st Howard Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451696080
1451696086
Branch Call Number: 362.29092 Chapm
Characteristics: xv, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wysocky, Lisa 1957-

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carolannbagan
Aug 12, 2015

very good book. for those who think they want to be a mum at an early age you should read this book first. it'll make you think twice

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smichal
Oct 31, 2013

pretty depressing. She was born to abusive, neglectful parents who were on drugs and alcohol. No way she has a chance at life. She got gang raped as a teen. She had a child as a teenager (was dating a 23 year old when she was 13 and she took cocaine while pregnant) and used drugs for years. All of those books by addicts are alike. They always claim to be recovered but you know they can't resist the temptation for long. Did you know that "Dog the Bounty Hunter" (Lyssa's father) was a crack smoker and has at least 12 children by who knows how many women or that his current wife Beth met him while she was in jail herself? How did this freakshow get on TV? How do they get off preaching anything to anybody? Uggh

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