Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen?s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father?a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies. The youngest of thirteen children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen?s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringin...

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Title:Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives
Author:Tina Alexis Allen
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:Secrets of a Holy Father: A Family Memoir
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives Reviews

  • AJ
    Apr 02, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

  • Kat
    Feb 21, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

  • Cheryl
    Mar 12, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

  • Arlene Allen
    Feb 23, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

  • Cindy
    Apr 21, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Courtney Judy
    Dec 05, 2017

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

  • Carol Lee Coy
    Feb 25, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

  • Brent Soderstrum
    Mar 11, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

  • Maria R
    Apr 15, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

    ...

    ...

  • David Rubenstein
    Feb 26, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

  • Mary Nee
    Feb 08, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

  • Ted
    Mar 11, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

  • Catherine Galvin
    Mar 16, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

  • Jgarvin
    Apr 22, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

    ...

  • Madge
    Apr 03, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

  • John Lansing
    Mar 16, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

  • Christine
    Mar 10, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

  • Caitlin
    Jan 16, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

  • Jim Fugitte
    Feb 27, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

  • Paula Groves
    Mar 13, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

  • Jackie
    Mar 25, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

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  • Jennifer Billings
    Feb 26, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

  • Melinda
    Feb 08, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

  • Jan Carpenter
    Mar 18, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

  • Laura Larson
    Feb 06, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

  • Diane Yancilla Zuchnik
    Mar 12, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

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    ...

  • Cavak
    Mar 04, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

  • Nyna Giles
    Mar 09, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out. ...

    Disappointment The book begins quite interestingly but quickly reverts to simply foul language and graphic instances, all of which I believe to be simply a superficial attention getting hook into the reader's continuation with the book. This young lady chose alternate lifestyles whi...

    I recived and ARC of this book through a giveaway on goodreads. I'm not usually big on memoirs, but I enjoyed this one. More than once I almost forgot what I was reading wasn't a work of fiction. I found myself easily able to identify with the author and relate to some of her strugg...

    Not for you if you want to avoid sexual exploitation and abuse, intoxication and drug use, domestic abuse, and/or cursing. Boy, is there a lot of that in store for you in Hiding Out. I'm glad Allen was upfront about her current life before sharing her youth. Without it, I can imagine t...

    Wow. Think of the most private things you and your family may of done in your past and ramp it up about 10 levels then tell everyone about it in pornographic detail. Not sure why the author or publisher mailed me this book but I wish they hadn't. Tina Allen is the youngest of 13 fro...

    Memoir, when done well, is a deeply emotional experience not only for the writer who bares her soul but for the reader who is invited to witness the pain, joy, struggles, and successes of a person we would otherwise never know in such a profound way. Tina Alexis Allen has told her ...

    Tina Alexis Allen?s, Hiding Out, is a raw, brutally honest, tale of family betrayal, love, redemption, and secret lives lived. Add Vatican intrigue into the to the mix, and you?ve got a book that?s impossible to put down. Did I mention, it?s a memoir, and the shocking story is ...

    This book was not well written. We never really learn about the father and where he supposedly got all his money. It centers mostly on the author and how her life unfolded. Abuse, drug use, deception and double lives without much intrigue or real understanding of the who, what and wher...

    Memoirs aren't usually my cup of tea. Most are not much more interesting than my neighbor's life but Allen's life is over the top! The weave of being the youngest of 13, gay, with a gay father, and recovering is more than unique. It gave me an often unwelcoming look into what it means ...

    Intoxicating, raw, honest. Beautifully written. Impossible to put down. Tina takes us on quite a journey. I've never encountered a story, or voice, like this one. A must read. Not just for lovers of memoirs, but lovers of a great story. The end literally brought tears to my eyes. Truly...

    A definite page turner that I found hard to put down. I am not usually a fan of memoirs, but Tina's story of secrets combined with her excellent writing skills kept me intrigued from the first page to the last. I'm hoping another book is in the works! ...

    Not my kind of book ...

    I guess it's a sign that I've read too many saucy memoirs, but this book just made me go "meh." ...

    This book hooks you in, from the very first page. I wanted to read it cover to cover immediately. ...

    Great book! Gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring story. Intense look inside the early life of a strong woman and how fucked up both life and family can be ...

    I am having an awful time getting through this book. The author and her father exhibit such dangerous behavior (i.e. drinking, drugs, driving while intoxicated, unhealthy sexual behavior, etc.) that when I put it down I am loathe pick it up again and read more about their exploits. I w...

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  • Patricia Raicht
    Feb 24, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...

    I really enjoyed Hiding Out, but I feel really guilty for taking pleasure in the train wreck of this womans life. She has been through so much, and so much of it is just... you can't make this stuff up. More than once I caught myself thinking "it would have been better if..." or "nah, ...

    I won this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ...

    I am not wanting to take anything away from Tina. It takes courage to share your personal life story with the massive and be judged. Yes, I said judged. It seems that we as a society can't help but judge people. I don't have a written memoir. Therefore, this is why I am not taking away...

    An honest heartfelt account of a family full of secrets while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy. I can relate. Thank you for sharing your pain and recovery. ...

    An audacious story, filled with raw emotion. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is full of raw emotion, desperate need and some unexpected moments of humor. It was powerful and moving. So much naked honesty free of judgement. Well done! ...

  • Eric
    Feb 19, 2018

    This reads like a fiction novel. I had to remind myself a number of times that what I was reading happened in real life -- this wasn't something someone dreamed up and wrote, it was someone's life. I could without a doubt see how family members would be displeased because this book was...

    I loved this book. The fact that it was regarding someone who used to live in the DC area, and describing some of the places in downtown DC was amazing...even though her club hopping was about 8 years before mine. I loved the fact that she came out and then found out her father had ...