I hope you have been enjoying the memoir A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. Here are some discussion questions to get you started. Feel free to talk about other parts of the book as well.
- Which characters served as turning points in Cupcake’s life, either for better or worse? Do some characters stand out as being more influential? For example, the cop known as “Preacher” or her former boss Dave?
- She calls Cupcake her “first birth name” on page one, even though it ends up being changed to La’Vette. What significance do you ascribe to her reclaiming the name Cupcake?
- What role does addiction play in the book? Does its role change with the type of drug ingested or with the type of emotions involved?
- Cupcake has a meltdown in Dairy Queen on page 379 and V instructs her to make amends. How does this or any other scene in the book encourage her to open up to others?