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1940s & '50s,1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s

Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

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An autobiography of living with a toxic mother in a dysfunctional family, all the while yearning to know her biological father. The struggles include abortion, suicide, alcohol and drug addiction by family members.



Short Summary

Her entire body trembled. Tears threatened as she stood in front of the double door of the large, yellow brick house, with a flat roof, so different from most Danish red brick houses. The house itself was impressive, the double door shone as if recently varnished.


Denmark and Canada

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Kirsten Marie

Age: birth to 54 years

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Obedient,Flexible,Selfless,Visionary,Secretive,Insecure,Naive,Lone Wolf,Underdog,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ava

Age: 24-69

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Crazy,Greedy,Villainous,Narcisstic,Uneducated,Power Hungry,Unapologetic,Secretive,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Karl

Age: birth - 43 years

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Complex,Villainous,Uneducated,Crazy,Manipulative,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Wendy



Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Underdog,Villainous,Narcisstic,Uneducated,Sexy,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Manipulative,Seductive

About The Author

The job of writing this has taken 28 years. When I began in 1986 with pen and paper it was a form of therapy for me. At that time I had no idea about the ending or the in between. As life unfolded, my story grew. It has helped me along the way to get the sadness down on paper because as someone once said to me ‘You can’t talk that way,’ even if it was the truth. People want to hear pleasantries, happy stories about happy lives. Writing has given this author the freedom to say it all. At first I thought the genre of my book would be ‘Young Adult.’ There are strong messages to young adults about taking charge of your life, avoiding the many pitfalls of substance abuse in today’s society, and making good decisions or suffering the unthinkable consequences. Living in an alcoholic home is tough. Adults should also read this book. Think of prevention or change for yourself, for family members. Rehabilitate––Recognize the signs. Above all—communicate—make it–– Something to Talk About

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 9781493598410