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Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways: A Memoir

About the Book

Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways: A Memoir

Brittany Means’ childhood was a blur of highways and traumas that collapsed any effort to track time. Riding shotgun as her mother struggled to escape abusive relationships, Brittany didn’t care where they were going --- to a roadside midwestern motel, a shelter, or The Barn in Indiana, the cluttered mansion her Pentecostal grandparents called home --- as long as they were together. But every so often, her mom would surprise her --- and leave.

As Brittany grew older and questioned her own complicated relationships and the poverty, abuse and instability that enveloped her, she began to recognize that hell wasn’t only the place she read about in the Bible; it was the cycle of violence that entrapped her family. Through footholds such as horror movies, neuropsychology and strong bonds, Brittany makes sense of this cycle and finds a way to leave it.

While untangling the web of her most painful memories, Brittany crafts a tale of self-preservation, resilience and hope with a unique narrative style --- a sparkling example of the human ability to withstand the most horrific experiences and still thrive.

Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways: A Memoir
by Brittany Means

  • Publication Date: October 3, 2023
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Zibby Books
  • ISBN-10: B0BVF7HCG3
  • ISBN-13: 9798985282894