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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Mays was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair. Hope dawns in the form of foster care, only to be deferred by multiple placements and a system not equipped to support the children it's meant to protect.

Through powerful vignettes of a life disjointed, Mays's story is a journey of hope that is echoed in the experiences of thousands of children in the court and foster care systems today.

Dumpster Doll is brave not because it is unique, but because it unflinchingly shines a light on family turmoil, flaws in judicial systems, and ultimately, the grit and tenacity that thousands of children exhibit each day just to make it through.

©2020 Michelle Mays (P)2020 Michelle Mays

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  • Kelly Chappell
  • 15-08-22

Cant wait for the next one

absolutely amazing story. i know the family and this was just incredible and encouraging. we aren't products of the past and can rise above obstacles put in our way

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  • Gayle
  • 16-10-21

I couldn't stop...

I felt the emotion at times and an overwhelming enthusiasm at others. I couldn't stop listening. To the Michelles: Bring on the next!

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  • Sarah Swackhammer
  • 11-10-21

Dumpster Doll a story worth diving into.

If you liked a Boy Called it or Hillbilly Elegy this is the book for you. The trauma this girl suffered and still managed to have a positive attitude. It truly makes you believe in Guardian Angels. Definitely worth the read/ listen in the authors voice.