How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost

How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost

Lorna Lee / Apr 21, 2021

How Was I Supposed to Know The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost Have you ever felt as if you never really got over your childhood looked at your life choices and asked What was I thinking wondered if you would have made the same choices if you then what you

  • Title: How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost
  • Author: Lorna Lee
  • ISBN: 9780988846814
  • Page: 422
  • Format: ebook
  • Have you ever 1 felt as if you never really got over your childhood 2 looked at your life choices and asked, What was I thinking 3 wondered if you would have made the same choices if you then what you know now 4 had trouble establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, either with yourself or with other people Probably both 5 been told that you are too sensiHave you ever 1 felt as if you never really got over your childhood 2 looked at your life choices and asked, What was I thinking 3 wondered if you would have made the same choices if you then what you know now 4 had trouble establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, either with yourself or with other people Probably both 5 been told that you are too sensitive, the problem, or an alcoholic 6 been curious about how people who aren t fictional face their fears 7 wished you fretted less and laughed when life throws you a curve ball Well, then, this book is for you Lorna is like everyone you ve ever known She is also like no one you ll ever meet again She s just an ordinary person trying to make the best of the predicament du jour What makes her different The answers are revealed in this, her first, book Here s a hint Lorna finds herself in knotty predicaments than a novice knitter, yet she tells her often grim life story with a grin Was Lorna born curious and insecure or did her father s mysterious disappearance when she was four years old make her that way Was she really a Good Girl or was she clever enough to be an adept actress Why did she wait until she was fifty years old to start saying what was really on her mind Lorna s story is one of decisions and their consequences born out of ignorance, or innocence Information was withheld secrets were kept Looking back, she asks, How was I supposed to know And then she laughs, because what else can she do This book explores Lorna s adventure of not knowing what was around the next corner or why she was even turning a corner and the sometimes delightful, sometimes shocking, but always enlightening surprises that awaited her.

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    About "Lorna Lee"

      • Lorna Lee

        I am a mid fifty ish dizzy blonde author of a self published humorous memoir In my former life as a sociology professor, I published many academic and research papers Creative writing is a new path taken since my premature disability retirement due to Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome This disease affected my brain first constant dizziness and hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli and stress and then my body insomnia, nausea, digestive issues, muscle aches and fatigue I felt as if I was falling apart, and, just to show me, my life kind of did fall apart.I started writing funny stories about my life before the dizziness just to laugh and feel normal It helped Those stories eventually became my memoir In 2010, I was a finalist in the Memoir genre of the Writer s Digest Annual Writing Contest This memoir is my first book length publication Somewhere in her mom s closet is a single edition of original poems about a frog, a ghost, and a kitten The booklet was illustrated by Lisa her younger sister and compiled for her mother s birthday when Lorna was about seven years old In case anyone is searching for it, the cover was made from green construction paper.My new novel is a fictionalized account of the true events of my grandmother s life And what a life it was She was a single mother raising a half Jewish child my mother before and during World War II in Paris The novel chronicles her challenging journey from Finland to France, then finally to a poop part of America she never knew could exist I currently lives with the man of her dreams not my husband and the dog of my dreams in the home of my dreams a cozy, finish, and decidedly unbroken home I keep myself busy writing, quilting, walking, and blogging.


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    1. After reading the title of Lorna Lee's book, How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures a Girl Whose Name Means Lost, a Memoir, I wondered whether I would be reading a memoir or a self-help motivational book. On the back cover Lee asks the prospective reader a number of questions. Have you ever "felt as if you've never gotten over your childhood" or "looked at your life choices and asked 'what was I thinking?." Have you ever "wished you knew then what you know now" or "had trouble maintaining a [...]


    2. Lorna Lee has achieved something unusual in her first non-fiction book. She has taken the material of her life, a life that will be recognisable to many readers, and made of it both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a vigorous thriller.How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost is the story of her childhood growing up in a trailer in rural New York State after the mysterious disappearance of her father; through marriage, motherhood, academic success and illness, a [...]


    3. Lorna Lee's How Was I Supposed to Know is a remarkable read. There is so much talent in the writing and way the story of the author's life is woven together that it was hard to put the book down. There were so many wonderful, poignant, heartbreaking, funny, delightful and sexy parts that take the reader into what it is to be human, without pretense; the raw open honest authentic facing of all that one is, is brilliantly expressed.This is an intelligent read where Lee takes us into relationships [...]


    4. "How Was I Supposed to Know?" by Lorna Lee was recommended to me by a friend and as always, she did not disappoint me.This memoir is in parts sad and melancholic but it is also hugely inspirational and cathartic.The author grew up to please people and to achieve rather than making problems, which leads her to having problems in her relationships and with alcohol. Hit by actual lightning twice and by proverbial lightning all through her life Lorna Lee has to brave many storms before learning the [...]


    5. A first take on this memoir may give the impression that it could be anyone's storyor at least that of those of us who grew up in the 2nd half of the 20th Century. It is indeed an adventure (do you know anyone else who was struck twice by lightning?) and it evaluates the angst of coming-of-age with clarity and humor. Humor it is that makes Lorna Lee's telling such a compelling read.The author, who has a doctoral degree in sociology, sheds insight that enables readers of diverse backgrounds to id [...]


    6. How Was I Supposed To Know? is a memoir that occasionally elicits a chuckle, often empathetic distress, and always appreciation for the author's struggle to deal with adversity and for her self-insight. It was enjoyable but sometimes the pain of some of the situations despite the author's attempt to present them humorously, was difficult.


    7. First of all, this is a very funny book. There are things that happen to Ms. Lee that are not funny at all, and it can get serious, but she handles her challenging life with grace and humor. I was amazed at how open she was about things-we-do-not-talk-about-in-public. (Or anywhere else, either). She just laid it all out there, and that honesty and bravery made me love her. This was a great read.


    8. What got me the most was how you were/are able to look at your life and stitch together how one thing affects another and how everything is related. And you are genuinely happy right now!!


    9. The book is funny, savvy and smart! Glad I read it. I'm honored to have gotten to meet the author too! I recommend this book as a rainy Saturday read.


    10. Genre: MemoirBlurb: (from ) (from ) Lorna is like everyone you’ve ever known. She is also like no one you’ll ever meet again. She’s just an ordinary person trying to make the best of the predicament du jour. What makes her different? The answers are revealed in this, her first, book. Here’s a hint: Lorna finds herself in more knotty predicaments than a novice knitter, yet she tells her often grim life story with a grin. Was Lorna born curious and insecure or did her father’s mysterious [...]


    11. “How Was I Supposed To Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost” is a beautifully-written memoir by author Lorna Lee.Lorna captures the turbulence of her life in a candid, no-holds-barred story that reads like a novel, except the heroine in this particular story is a real person complete with a myriad of human flaws as well as a multitude of strengths and attributes that make her unique.Lorna’s voice is witty, self-deprecating, wry and brutally honest, and she uses this wonderf [...]


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