Pretty Boy Blues: A Broken Child's Search for Wholeness and Love, A Memoir
Barbara McIntyre, author
Barbara was an abandoned, neglected and abused child in a motherless home with a distant, disturbed father. She was a juvenile delinquent by the age of 11, a high-school dropout and mother at age 17, and a twice divorced single mother of two by the age of 27. She started college for the first time at age 29 and, after ten years of full-time study, earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Professional and personal success did not, however, coincide. Barbara's struggles and challenges continued throughout her life, accompanied by relentless depression and alcohol abuse. At age 72, she is retired and living a reasonably content life in her small lake cottage in southeast Michigan.