Lina was six when her live-in uncle first sexually assaulted her, an event heralding years of abuse heaped atop the violence of her alcoholic father. At fifteen, she attempted suicide. By twenty-three, she was free but badly in debt and working for an escort service—until a rich client offered her a way out.
The Last Ten Pounds is the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking memoir of Lina Sage, whose Vietnamese parents came to Canada as refugees seeking a better life for their children. For Lina, that life would be a long time coming. She would rise only to fall multiple times until she finally hit rock bottom—an apparent disaster that proved a transformational point in her eventful, dramatic life.
Lina’s book was such a riveting story that I often found myself completely immersed in it. It also helped bring to the surface some deeply buried emotions within myself that were ready to be revealed and released. And although the experiences may have been completely different, I found the process of healing to be universal.
Lina had me riveted from the very first paragraph. I couldn't put the book down as it was thoroughly engaging taking me through a journey of emotional turmoil, anguish, hatred, love, and enlightenment. I learned about myself through her self-discovery. Simply uplifting and inspirational!
Loved this book! Couldn't put it down once I started reading. I felt like I personally know the characters and could relate to them. It is filled with surprises and lots of excitement. This book is different from all the other books I have ever read about self help. It’s simply amazing! I can read this book over and over again.