Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | December 15, 2016

12 Books of Christmas – A Day at the Fare

On the fourth day of Christmas…

A Day at the Fare by Pamela Covington


You’re living a good life in a grand old house with your family, spending your summer looking out from your veranda onto a picturesque park and enjoying the scent of flowers in the air—until fall arrives and you’re beholding a multi-colored canopy of foliage.

But… by winter you’re stealing toilet tissue from a restaurant restroom and wondering what you’re going to do with your first welfare check that won’t even pay the rent for the ghetto apartment you and your children are now calling home.

The reality is we’re all only living one or two misfortunes away from losing the people or things we’re depending upon, and if and when that happens, you could easily find yourself enduring A Day at the Fare.

What would you be willing to do to survive its grim circumstances?

This memoir depicts the author’s unexpected plunge into, and triumphant emergence from, deep poverty.



About Pamela:

As a motivational speaker my goal is to help my audiences renew their self-esteem and faith in their ability to take control of their own lives. I do this by sharing the lessons of my own welfare struggle—and triumph, as well as providing them with practical personal strategies. As a writer I seek to inspire. When advocating I share my personal story as a way to put a face on the issues of poverty.

I chill out with word games, a spooky movie, time at the beach or a drive in my convertible. I socialize a bit, spin an abundance of different types of music and I read—a lot; no room in my home is without a tall stack of books or a packed bookcase.

Lately, I’m especially fond of collecting out of print books. No one will want to help me when it’s time to move!




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