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A Piece of Cake - A Memoir

Cupcake Brown

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Eleven-year-old Cupcake Brown woke up on the bicentennial and found her mother still in bed. She struggled to wake her up, pushing and pulling until she managed to tug her mother's lifeless corpse onto her own small body, crushing her beneath its dead weight. After squeezing out from under her mother, Cupcake calmly walked over to the phone and called her aunt Lori. "Lori, my momma's dead." Here is the threshold of a hell for young Cupcake. Rather than being allowed to live with the man she believed to be her father--who turns out to have been her stepfather--she is forced into a foster home where the kids were terrorized, the refrigerator padlocked, and Cupcake sexually abused. She eventually fled the house, only to find herself wandering from misadventure to misadventure in the "system," while also developing a massive appetite for drugs and alcohol, an appetite she paid for by turning tricks. She settled down in Los Angeles and found a home in the Crips, where she was taken in and befriended by gangsters like the legendary "Monster" Kody Scott. For the first time she found a family, but when Cupcake was blasted in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun, she was once more taken in by the system. At 16, her stepfather reeneters her life and engineers an "emancipation," in which the courts declare her an adult and free her, finally, from the child welfare system. Cup takes advantage of her new freedom to start a drug-dealing operation with her stepfather, who also manages a stable of colorful prostitutes. Soon she meets a man, falls in love, and gets married. He convinces her to get a real job and learn to speak proper English--but he also abuses her and introduces her to crack cocaine. Cupcake flits from job to job, miraculously, given that she never fails to show up without some cocktail of narcotics floating in her system. She hits rock bottom when, in desperation, she steals crack from her drug dealer. He beats her nearly to death, rapes her, and then leaves her body behind a dumpster. Cupcake wakes up days late

Language:

English

Length:

5h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:51


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:24


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:50


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:24


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:25


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:49