They Call Her Dirty Sally by Amy Matayo EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Amy Matayo
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s a life defined by circumstances, or do circumstances define a life?
I’ve been asking myself that same question this whole drive. Like
most men nearing thirty, I like to think I’m the master of my own
destiny. More and more lately, I’m finding that belief to be nothing more than
a narcissistic pipe dream designed to make slightly self-conscious guys like
me feel better about themselves. Especially because all the research I’ve done
lately points in every opposing direction.
How can you be the master of anything when life chops you at the knees
every time you try to stand up?
We all hear about the positive scenarios.
The one where a third generational inner-city kid breaks out of the violent gang his father and
grandfather, and great-grandfather all belonged to, graduates from college,
and then becomes the poster child for the phrase, “if you just put your mind
to it, anything is possible.”
Or the prom queen who sleeps with her boyfriend once, gets pregnant at
sixteen, raises that baby as a single mom and puts her life on hold for two
decades, then becomes a nurse and every third person calls her reinvention
story “inspiring.” You know, the same people who shunned her when she
was an unwed teenage mother and had nothing to offer but a bullseye labeled
Gossip About Me on her chest.
Or the drug addict who overdoses on heroin, finds God in rehab, and
starts over as an evangelical pastor who preaches against the dangers of
addiction and sex—both of which suddenly go hand in hand when one makes
it his mission to save the world.
The point being, everyone knows a celebratory redemption story, one
where the person in question overcomes adversity and becomes the main
character in an undeniably remarkable turnaround story.
But there’s nothing but ridicule for the ones who never turn things
Like the socialite whose ex-husband was arrested on a money laundering
charge and is now an outcast among her former upscale circle. Or the father
who abandoned everything for his mistress and now lives an isolated
existence in a run-down apartment with no mistress, ex-wife, or kids. Or the
bank executive who embezzled money and lost it all only to wind up living
under a forty-second street bridge with his close friend Jack Daniels. Or the
beauty queen who fell victim to a botched facelift and now curses her
existence behind two-inch thick, closed miniblinds.
No one celebrates the fallen and discarded because no one wants to admit
it could happen to them. But we’re all just one misstep away from living an
upside-down life while the rest of the world points out all the ways we
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