Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

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Algonquin Books
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5.46 X 8.22 X 0.75 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Cheryl Diamond is a citizen of Luxembourg and today lives in Rome. Her behind-the-scenes YA account of life as a teenage model, Model: A Memoir, was published in 2008.

"A riveting tale of trauma and resilience."

"Like Tara Westover's Educated, Cheryl Diamond's memoir tells the harrowing story of how crippling a childhood can be under the despotic narcissistic rule of a controlling father . . . Diamond has a powerful story to tell, and she tells it well, creating strong characters and settings, describing the complicated motivations of her parents and older siblings, all while conveying her yearning for 'normalcy, ' whatever that is."
--New York Journal of Books

"A shocking rollercoaster ride of a story that shares secrets of life on the run but also asks big questions about what family means and who we truly are, no matter what the name on a passport might say."
--Town Country

"This memoir is proof that truth really is stranger than fiction."
--CrimeReads, "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021: Summer Reading Edition"

"[A] remarkable true story of growing up in a family of outlaws."
--Asheville Citizen-Times

"A transfixing chronicle . . . Propulsive . . . Eloquent and bracing, Diamond's story will haunt readers long after the last page."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A beyond-harrowing memoir . . . Diamond's tale might just be the most mind-blowing of them all."
--Booklist, starred review

"Former teen model Diamond reveals a childhood both wacky and cliff-hanging in Nowhere Girl; on the run with an outlaw family, she lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents, under six assumed identities, by age nine."
--Library Journal

"Nowhere Girl beautifully captures the intensity, darkness, and fierce love within an uncompromising outlaw family. Diamond's odyssey would leave the most adventurous among us panting to keep up."
--Alia Volz, author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco