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The Girl Who Lived

by Susan Berg

At fifteen, Susan Berg was on a boat trip with her parents and brother when their vessel began to sink. Desperate to find help, she swam ahead, struggling through darkness and rough sea. After nearly four hours, Susan, exhausted and barely able to walk, finally made it ashore. Her family did not.

Wracked by survivor guilt, Susan began to rebel against the world. Looking for solace in sex and drugs, she charged down a path of self-destruction. Though barely able to look after herself, she became a mother at twenty and had to navigate for two. It was not until many years later, when Susan cheated death for a second time, that she learned to love herself, and life, again.

This is a candid, dramatic and powerful memoir for anyone who has ever lost their way.

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