February 28, 2013
Martha Long grew up in a house of abuse, alcohol, and poverty. She had to deal with a neglectful mother and an angry and manipulative stepfather. But through all that, Martha was able to keep her wits, her sense of humor, and most importantly her hope.
During a Pledge Drive edition of A Public Affair on WORT, Cynthis Lin and Anjuli Brekke interviewed Martha Long about her book and about her harrowing childhood. You can listen to the whole interview on the website.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes.
Praise for Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes:
“This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”—Counterpunch
“Coming-of-age hardships skillfully recounted by way of the colloquial Irish tongue.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Long’s story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review