Have You Found Her - A Memoir Author:Janice Erlbaum "At fifteen, Janice Erlbaum spent more than a yr. living in NY City's shelter system but nevertheless finished high school, graduated from college, and embarked on a successful career as a writer. At age 34, Janice decided to volunteer at the very same youth sheler she had been placed in as a n adolescent, in hope of giving back and finally putt... more »ing her past behind her.
There she met Sam, a brilliant, sensitive 19 year old girl from the Midwest who had been homeless since she was twelve. On the run from a violent childhood, Sam struggled with sobriety and suffered the effects of long-term drug abuse. The two formed an instant connection, which grew even more intense after Sam's health began to worsen. Almost manically driven to make a diffenece in this doomed girl's life, and on the verge of becoming Sam's legal guardian, Janice made a shocking discovery: Sam was more troubled than anbody had known, in ways no one could have imagined."« less