Recommended by the Reviewers Club

Poor, by Katriona O’Sullivan

Cover of Poor, by Katriona O'Sullivan.

Poor is an extraordinary memoir of how Katriona turned her life around, battling a life of dire poverty with drug and alcohol addicted parents. When she became a mother at the age of 15 and ended up homeless, what followed were 5 years of not coping.

Eventually her self-belief and with the help of dedicated mentors, against all the odds, the author went to university and after completing a PhD, became an award-winning academic, championing educational opportunities for everyone.

Katriona O’Sullivan is passionate about this cause, admitting that she was the lucky one, that the timing was right, but “the education system can and should do better.”

A compelling and inspiring story.

4.3/5 Stars