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Daddy’s House: A Daughter’s Memoir of Setbacks, Triumphs & Rising Above Her Roots


December 26, 2023

Book Details

A raw and poignant memoir of a daughter's journey from a difficult upbringing in rural Alabama to a fulfilling life as a wife and mother with a successful career far beyond the limitations of her upbringing, Mildred J Mills describes unimaginable highs like becoming a fashion model, beauty pageant winner, and corporate American executive, and devastating lows like the horror of gang rape as she simultaneously conveys deep love and respect for most of those who hurt her.

Author Description

Mildred J Mills was born and raised on a sixtyacre farm in Wetumpka, Alabama, where she grew up picking cotton. She is a retired IT executive and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in creative writing/nonfiction. Her essay, "Daddy's House," won the 2022 Etruscan Prize and is published in The Etruscan Press. She authored "Amazing Grace," an essay which was published in A Journey into Art: An Anthology in 2023. Daddy's House is her first book. Mildred lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband. You can visit the author's website at mildredjmills.com.

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