Beautiful Buttons

A Memoir of Survival and Triumph
Cathrine Ann


UNWANTED AND NEGLECTED AS A CHILD, abused by neighbourhood perverts beginning at six years old, and then by loser boyfriends during her adolescence and beyond, Cathrine Ann became pregnant at fifteen, was pimped out by her rich uncle at seventeen, was jailed at eighteen, and lived as a prostitute in her thirties. But today she is the founder and president of a multi-million-dollar company, Consumer Connection Inc., and a star inspirational speaker. How did that happen? Beautiful Buttons is a rough, raw, candid, and surprisingly funny testament to the resilience of the human spirit—an inspiring and empowering self-portrait of a life lived and redeemed.

“What an inspirational story!”
Robert Herjavec, The Herjavec Group, and star of Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank

“… truly amazing!”
Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii

“… a living testament to the notion that hard work pays off …”
Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma

“… Outrageous ... compelling like a train wreck ... shocking!
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