Marcia Abboud


Sometimes the biggest mistakes of our lives turn out to be the greatest miracles…

By the time Marcia was a teenager, she had been betrayed by every male in her life. Her childhood of abuse, insecurity and self-loathing was spent in the working-class suburbs of Sydney in the 1970s. Food was her only solace, a gypsy life her dream. But at the edge of the abyss, there was light in the darkness: her daughter. Every Shitty Thing is about betrayal, deception, heartbreak and endurance, with humour between the threads, and it’s a story of hope, of never giving up on love, of learning to trust again. This is Marcia’s story, and how she came to understand that whatever shit we endure leads us to where we need to be.

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