Monday, April 28, 2014

when the odds are stacked against you.

Karen Lynch's Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer was one of my Spring Break reads, and when you drag a book with you through 12 hours of travel to Rincon, Puerto Rico, you make sure it's worth it. Judging by previous reviews I knew it would be, and it was.

This memoir was definitely a change from my normal easy breezy beach reads that I usually bring on vacation. But I'm not complaining, strong women fighting adversity is totally up my alley, and Lynch is an excellent writer. She became one of San Francisco's first female police officers, and made something meaningful out of her life despite being raised by a crazy bipolar mother who traveled her all over the place. No father to be found and a really sad childhood sets the scene for her story that is truly inspirational and proves that even when the odds are stacked against you, you can get the help you need to change your destiny. With the help of one of her nutty mother's boyfriend's, who wasn't creepy at all (thank God), Lynch graduated from a highly rated academic high school and then went on to graduate college, be the first woman to graduate from her police academy, and have a successful career on the force.

A little shout out to Karen Lynch for kicking ass!

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