Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival

September 12, 2019 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Distinctive voice but dubious politics I felt that this book was less a study of poverty, and more an insight into the lifelong detrimental impact of abuse on children.Cash made a series of poor decisions in her 20s, which trap her into poverty. It is difficult to see that anyone but her is responsible for these decisions, but she spends a great deal of time expressing anger at the Tories for her predicament. She is angry that the Tories didn’t give her a house and an income. I found this lack of self reflection and…

Anonymous says:

As subtle as a brick through a window. There’s much that’s interesting here, sometimes moving and often very funny (Estate agents who think they’re the Wolf of Wall Street)But ultimately this is less a memoir than a cache of shock-value anecdotes. The lack of nuance or self-reflection left me bruised, while never truly feeling that I’d got under the author’s skin.

Anonymous says:

Profound and very important. Highly recommended. This is such an important book. I rarely read a book twice but this I had to read again. Cash Carraway is one of a kind and now my favourite author along side Jodie Vivienna.This book touched my heart and soul. It has given me profound inspiration. Very unique and addictive. This book gives me comfort and confidence. Thank you Cash Carraway. You are a true star. If I could give this book 20 stars I would. This book will stay in your heart always.

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