I’m Nobody

My Mother Said It; I No Longer Believe It

by Erma Steppe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/2/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781450273985
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781450273992
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781450274005

About the Book

As sixteen-year-old Erma Steppe stood in a one-room apartment over a bar in Columbus, Ohio, her mother said to her, “You are nobody.” With no money, no clothes, and a rumbling stomach, Erma retreated into herself as her angry and intoxicated mother continued a familiar rant. Erma had always been her victim.<.p>

In her poignant autobiography, Erma Steppe shares her heartbreaking story of a life shaped by desperate attempts to hear the words “I love you” from her mother. Abandoned as a toddler, Erma’s quest for love would lead her through years of abuse, neglect, broken glass, blood, and black eyes— through an uncertain childhood spent in and out of children’s homes and foster homes. In her struggle to find her mother and reconcile her past, Erma embarks on an unforgettable journey through the darkness of abuse to reach a new life on the other side where she would eventually learn to heal, forgive, and most importantly, feel safe and loved.

I’m Nobody offers a brutally honest glimpse into what it is like to grow up without a mother’s love and how one woman reached from within and found the courage to survive despite facing insurmountable odds.

About the Author

ERMA STEPPE was involved with social services and in foster care from age three until she married at age seventeen. She holds a degree from Morehead State University, is retired, and resides in Kentucky with her companion of over twenty years. I’m Nobody is her final goodbye to her mother.