Johnny's Girl: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska's Underworld

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Kim Rich was an ordinary girl trapped in an extraordinary childhood, someone who dreamed of going to parties and getting good grades while living in an after-hours hell of pimps and con men. Kim Rich longed for normalcy, yet she was inescapably her father's child, and she had no choice but to grow up fast. Her mother was a stripper and B-girl: her father was a major player in the underworld of Anchorage, Alaska in the sixties, a city flush with newfound oil money.  Only after her father was gruesomely murdered and Kim became a journalist was she able to fill in the missing pieces of one American dream gone horribly wrong. Kim's true story is a tale of a woman's search for her parent's secrets. What she finds is both shocking and tragic, but in the end she's able to discover her true self amid the remnants of her parents' lost lives.

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"I was my father's only child, raised amid the denizens of Anchorage's nightlife---pimps, con men, gamblers prostitutes, heroin addicts, strippers. I spent most nights home alone, staying close to the television for company while my father was out working the clubs. I saw firsthand the ravages of 'the life': It broke my mother's spirit and triggered her collapse into insanity. Cops and hoodlums beat down the door of our home in the middle of the night. My father taught me to be tough and fearless. He also taught me to speak my mind."    ----Page 14, Prologue, Johnny's Girl by Kim Rich

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Gangster's Daughter Takes a Look Back...
She was an ordinary girl trapped in an extraordinary childhood, someone who dreamed of going to parties and getting good grades while living in an after-hours hell of pimps and con men. Kim Rich longed for normalcy, yet she was inescapably her father's child, and she had no choice but to grow up fast. Her mother was a stripper and a B-girl; her father was a major player in the underworld of Anchorage in the sixties, a city flush with new-found oil money. Only after her father was gruesomely murdered and Kim became a journalist was she able to fill in the missing pieces of one American dream gone horribly wrong....What she finds is both shocking and tragic, but in the end she's able to discover her true self amid the remnants of her parents' lost lives.

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