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GRIP: A MEMOIR
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WHY DO SMART WOMEN
     CHOOSE BAD MEN?

In this award-winning memoir, a woman examines her life with stunning honesty searching for an answer. Set in San Francisco in the 1970s, Grip is the story of how a teenager fends off an armed intruder with only her wits, then goes on to become the toughest female martial artist in her karate school and an early advocate for women’s rights. Yet in private this five-foot fighter selects one wrong man after another. Ultimately, she finds her real battle is an internal one. She has to let herself be vulnerable before she can trust and love.

Awarded First Prize by the Maui Writers Conference, “Best Memoir” by BAIPA, “Book of the Year” finalist by ForeWord Reviews, and “Best Life Stories” finalist by Writers Digest -

Grip has
been acclaimed
as a page-turner
that reads like a
novel. It is riveting,
heartbreaking,

and wise.

READ CHAPTER ONE

Grip1 Chapter 1.pdf

“I don't remember the last time a book took my breath away quite like this one did. ...

In the afterward, Nina writes about her experience writing this book: ‘Suddenly, I wasn't telling a hero's story at all. I had to write myself as flawed, controlling, weak and lost.’ ... Ms. Hamberg did just that, and that is a large part of why this book was so exceptional and so effective. The reader gets the sense that the author is truly showing every side of the story, that the author is including every morsel of her experiences so that we, the readers, can understand the whole of her life as it unfolds. 

This book is gripping, mesmerizing, and written with such beautiful, blunt and heartbreaking honesty. I cannot imagine how it must have felt to write something so raw and release it to the world, but Mrs. Hamberg ... I am so grateful that you did.”
 
 

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Agnes Mack - 5 stars

 

            

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