Biography & Memoir Books:

Please Mama Please



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Please Mama Please by Dorothy Ann Debity
41% off
$27.99 was $47.99
or 4 payments of $7.00 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 28 Jan to 1 Feb using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
    Unlikely to arrive before Christmas
  • Around 29 Jan to 5 Feb using standard courier delivery
    Unlikely to arrive before Christmas


"Please Mama Please" is the story about years spent in an orphan's home, and memories of a broken family. Part I For five years two brothers, three sisters and I were farmed out to an orphan's home. There we were not only separated from our mother, but each other. I was being constantly told, "You're nothing but white trash," and in many ways the staff tried to prove it. Physical and mental abuse was the norm. Part II Six children make their escape from the home. Finally we are home with Mama, but we are still in reach of the supervisor of the home. Mama is arrested for kidnapping and taken to jail. In court she pleads with the judge to keep her children. The fear of being taken back to the home until I reach eighteen bring haunting nightmares. Part III I marry and begin my own family. My nightmares of the home keep following me. Moving to Tennessee I struggle to put those nightmares behind me, and then tragedy strikes compounding the nightmares to almost unbearable proportions. "Please Mama Please" ends with shocking truth of why we were "Throw Away Children." ""Please, Mama, Please" is a vivid and moving account of the author's life and will give others insight into the complex, fragile world of children. It will also, let's hope, inspire them to see that children in their own spheres never suffer such trails and tribulations."--Judith McCulloh, Executive Editor, University of Illinois Press
Release date Australia
August 2nd, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations, black and white
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...