"A bird doesn't sing because it has a voice, it sings because it has a song" -Maya Angelou-
A memoir of inspiring perseverance over misguidance
In this inspirational memoir, we meet a young woman forced to grow up too quickly when she marries at sixteen. After only five months of nuptials, she loses her husband to an extended prison sentence, and become a single mother who must quickly learn independence. Under extreme adversity and depression, the teen finishes high school on time to become a college graduate of her hearts passion. Carlen shares her life story in the hopes that others will be motivated to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by a quote passed down from her father, "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits", Carlen attacks her obstacles head on. Will Carlen continue to maintain her sanity against all odds?