Lisa Ditchkoff explains her life in hiding for 27 years, enduring physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as her ties to the Irish Boston Mafia in "Southie." She grew up in fear of her father, an alleged "mobster" and legendary Boston Garden record-holding fastest knockout boxer. Memories of Lisa’s father were shadowy ones, but she remembered him as generous in hisLisa Ditchkoff explains her life in hiding for 27 years, enduring physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as her ties to the Irish Boston Mafia in "Southie." She grew up in fear of her father, an alleged "mobster" and legendary Boston Garden record-holding fastest knockout boxer. Memories of Lisa’s father were shadowy ones, but she remembered him as generous in his love toward her. Her only memory was of her father saying, "You’re so beautiful," just before her mother escaped during the middle of the night in a telephone truck during Boston’s record snowfall in 1978. Lisa also remembers hearing the name, “Whitey Bulger,” and the delivery of black roses to her doorstep. Forced to be a survivor in this world, and regardless of extraordinary obstacles, she refused to be the victim. In addition to searching for love and becoming a mother at a very young age, she slipped through the cracks in regard to education and other things. Lisa shares the intimate details of her life having undergone violence, which nearly took her life. The Girl with the Caterpillar Eyebrows is more than just a compilation of heartbreaking tragedies, lessons learned, and words of encouragement to others facing extraordinary obstacles. It’s also a story of never giving up hope no matter how difficult any situation, including the domino effect on business failures and difficulties due to the 2008 economic downturn and since....
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I was very much moved by this book. Lisa Ditchkoff uses honest language to describe the sometimes brutal challenges of her life. The tales are engaging, and you keep turning to see what happens next. This is not just a true story of life on the run from her father Tommy Connors, an associate of South Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. These are not "poor me" stories by any stretch; they are stories of survival, and I think part of her success is tied to how much of her energy she puts into giving others a hand upward. Instead of giving up, Lisa found alternatives, even created new pathways when the traditional ones were closed to her. This book has it all: drama, pain, humor, suspense, a family on the run from The Mob, tenderness and tearful joy. It is about pushing through to the light, about healing, and about conciliation and reunion. This book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. A great read.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read this summer, July 10, 2014By james v. weldon - See all my reviewsEdit ReviewDelete ReviewThis review is from: The Girl with the Caterpillar Eyebrows: Survival. Resilience. Triumph. (Paperback)I have known the author for about one year. Prior to that, I didn't even know she was alive. After a chance meeting, I became intrigued with her odyssey to this point. To be barely of middle-aged, Lisa D. has authentically lived a life of survival and resilience. The witness of her story has made a palpable difference in the lives of people, who like me, didn't know her before but could relate to some part of her incredible journey. I could not recommend this book more highly. Imminently readable and relatable.Why no voting buttons? We don't let customers vote on their own reviews, so the voting buttons appear only when you look at reviews submitted by others.Permalink
By writing this brave expose of her chaotic and often frightening childhood, Lisa challenges the rest of us to rise above our troubles and reach out to help others. Never preaching, never dogmatic, she writes honestly and openly about not only coping with a past which none of us would choose but of finding opportunities to better herself and help others around her. Her straightforward style is refreshing and poignant. Congratulations are in order to Lisa Ditchkoff, not only for writing the book but for living a life of example.