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"This memoir is a compelling self-portrait of a spirited and sensitive woman when she's the most vulnerable. Highly recommended!​"

                                                                                 -Reader's Favorite Book Review


"A heartwarming personal memoir on the beauty of growing pains."
           "Reading Kirsten's innermost thoughts is amusing and cringey, dark and real."
"In an adult world of big issues, it remains a challenge for teenagers to bring their own struggles to the surface. Maybe for fear of being misunderstood, or for fear of being silenced. Refuge can be found in On Becoming Me and those fears might fade away, even if for a moment."
                                                                                   -Independent Book Review

“…a unique look back whose approach and format is a true gift to time-travel.”

“…consider(s) many questions about everything from relationships to moral development and social evolution.”

“…rare chronicles of experience that don’t come from the revised wisdom of hindsight.”

“One reason this is so powerful is the gift of consistency…this provides a uniformity of evolutionary growth as it depicts a timeline of change.”

                                                                        -D.Donovan, Sr. Reviewer,Midwest Book Review

"Author Kirsten Pursell opens up her "memory vault" in a raw, honest, coming-of-age memoir set against the backdrop of the 80's, that is relevant for all generations.

                                                                                     -Feathered Quill Book Review

Praise for On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80's Teenager
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