Poor TPB

by Katriona O'Sullivan | 25 May 2023
Paperback

As the middle of five kids growing up in dire poverty, the odds were low on
Katriona O'Sullivan making anything of her life. She became a mother at 15 and
ended up homeless. Five rackety years followed - barely coping, drinking to
escape - until Katriona, now living in her father's native Dublin, hit rock bottom.
Poor is the extraordinary story - moving, funny, brave, and sometimes startling -
of how Katriona turned her life around. During her schooldays there had been
teachers who looked out for her - beacons of stability in a chaotic childhood.
They planted seeds of self-belief. In Dublin when she sought help, she found
mentors whose encouragement revived that self-belief. She got her act together,
got a flat and a job as a cleaner, and got into Trinity College. Today Dr Katriona
O'Sullivan is an award-winning lecturer whose work explores barriers to
education.
Despite her professional success, and happiness in her marriage and as a
loving mother, Katriona lives with the indelible legacy of her early years. Her
book is a stirring argument for the importance of looking out for our kids, of
giving them hope, practical support and meaningful opportunities.

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As the middle of five kids growing up in dire poverty, the odds were low on
Katriona O'Sullivan making anything of her life. She became a mother at 15 and
ended up homeless. Five rackety years followed - barely coping, drinking to
escape - until Katriona, now living in her father's native Dublin, hit rock bottom.
Poor is the extraordinary story - moving, funny, brave, and sometimes startling -
of how Katriona turned her life around. During her schooldays there had been
teachers who looked out for her - beacons of stability in a chaotic childhood.
They planted seeds of self-belief. In Dublin when she sought help, she found
mentors whose encouragement revived that self-belief. She got her act together,
got a flat and a job as a cleaner, and got into Trinity College. Today Dr Katriona
O'Sullivan is an award-winning lecturer whose work explores barriers to
education.
Despite her professional success, and happiness in her marriage and as a
loving mother, Katriona lives with the indelible legacy of her early years. Her
book is a stirring argument for the importance of looking out for our kids, of
giving them hope, practical support and meaningful opportunities.

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