DON'T JUST HANG THERE, LIVE!
"What should a girl do when the dreams of an exciting life in a new country start to fade, when the ambition bites back, when violence muscles in, and when her father dies, too young? Marie Carter's answer was to take up the trapeze, to fight fear with fear and overcome it. This is a beautiful, at times surreal, account of the author's move from Scotland to Brooklyn, of her ongoing relationships with the people she left behind and of the people who shared their skills, principally "the aerialist" who is both mentor and a symbol of how pain can be overcome.
Read this book and be empowered by both its gentleness and honesty. It is a new kind of memoir imbued with the creativity of a writer like Jeanette Winterson."
by Tea Dragon, AKA Linda Henderson