Augusta, Gone: A True Story

Paperback | April 2, 2002

byMartha Tod Dudman

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The story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to try to save her.

True, she had stopped coming down for breakfast. Stayed up in her room, ran out the door late for school, missed the bus and had to have a ride. But you think, well, that's how they are, aren't they, teenagers? And you try to remember how you were, but you were different and the times were different and it was so long ago. And she's suddenly so angry at you, but then, another time, she's just the same. She's just your little girl. You sit with her and you talk about something, or you go shopping for school clothes and everything seems all right. And you forget how you stood in her room and how the center of your stomach felt so cold. When you found the cigarette. When you found the blue pipe. When you found the little bag she said was aspirin.

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The story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to try to save her.True, she had stopped coming down for breakfast. Stayed up in her room, ran out the door late for school, missed the bus and had to have a ride. But you think, well, that's how they are, aren't they, teenagers? And you try...

Martha Tod Dudman served as President and General manager of Dudman Communications, a group of radio stations, from 1990 to 1999. Now a professional fundraiser, she lives in Northeast Harbor, Maine, with her son and daughter.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 2, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060014156

ISBN - 13:9780060014155

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Touches your heart, Young and Old. This book was amazing, I work with juvenile delinquents and I’ve given it to a select few clients to read and it really helped them realize the impact their actions were having on their family members. It also helped me to understand some of the clients’ mothers, and how they were feeling and reacting to certain things. Any parent with a teenage daughter should read this book, regardless of whether they are having a hard time, because chances are if their daughter isn’t having a hard time one of their friends are.
Date published: 2006-05-31

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“Painful close-up of a horrible time, this memoir is still a story of salvation.”