A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman's strugglesbeginning with her birth in prisonto find self-acceptance Prison Babyis a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein's self-published memoir,Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who evaded questions about her past. But when she discovered a letter revealing the truth of her prison birth to a heroin-addicted motherand that she spent the first year of life in prisonDeborah spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope with her grief. Ultimately, Deborah overcame the stigma, shame, and secrecy of her birth, and found peace by helping othersproving that redemption and acceptance are possible even from the darkest corners.From the Trade Paperback edition.