From one of the stars of A&E’s hit reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter comes an empowering memoir that can inspire others to break the cycle of abuse and forge happiness out of extreme adversity.
The ninth child of bounty hunter Duane Chapman, twenty-five-year-old Lyssa Chapman has overcome an upbringing that can only be called tragic. In her piercing memoir, she shares the details of her harrowing life and offers concrete advice and solutions for readers who feel overwhelmed by their own dysfunctional circumstances.
As a child, “Baby Lyssa” was routinely abandoned and neglected by both of her parents. Things only got worse from there. Walking on Eggshells reveals her nightmare journey from child molestation and physical abuse, to removal from school and confinement at home, to gang rape, flight from protective services, and teen pregnancy. Despite it all, and against incredible odds, Lyssa found her way out of the spiral of bad decisions and worse luck to build a healthy relationship with her mother and father and forge a rewarding, positive life. Using her personal experience as a way to help others, Lyssa concludes the book with frank counsel on finding the straight path, complete with a question-and-answer section that focuses on making proper choices.
An astonishing true story of one young woman’s trek from poverty and abuse to fulfillment and stardom, Walking on Eggshells is heartrending, powerful, and inspiring.