"This is a coming-of-age memoir for every book club on the planet and every woman alive. Never before has rebellion been so sweetly rendered. And never--not since the memoirs of Mary Karr--has the connection between self-destruction and family dysfunction been so tangible and clear. Leah Vincent may have been cast out by her ultra-Orthodox family, but in "Cut Me Loose," she finds a generation of readers proud to claim her as a sister. To know Vincent is to love her, to ache with her, to kick up your feet and let down your hair with her. This is the kind of extraordinary book you'll finish in a day, and think about for months and years after." --Koren Zailckas, bestselling author of "Smashed "and "Mother, Mother
"Leah Vincent's memoir is a fascinating view into Yeshivish life that feels as familiar to the reader as her own life because, Orthodox or not, we all grew up wrestling against our forbidden desires, mundane and normal as they were. Vincent's story is full of despair, of longing, of trying to find a place for herself amid a world that doesn't allow girls to be their whole yearning selves. The reader cheers for her when she finally escapes the prisons built by the various institutions she grew up with." --Kerry Cohen, author of "Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
"Gutsy, smart, and incredibly difficult to put down, "Cut Me Loose" chronicles Leah Vincent's perilous and poignant search for identity. As she grapples with profound loneliness and her dreams for the future, she ultimately arrives at a place filled with hope."" --Wendy Lawless, author of Chanel Bonfire
""Leah Vincent shares a harrowing journey that will speak to all children fleeing intolerance, who struggle to be seen and accepted on their own terms." --Julie Metz, bestselling author of "Perfection"
""Cut Me Loose" brims with a girl's longing, and shines with a woman's insight. This book so courageously describes the forbidden: the great bind of being caught between deshow more