"Making it in N.Y.C. by Norma Padro- This book is basically how I managed to get myself together after a horrible childhood. My way of thinking today is what got me through everything in the past. I wanted more out of life and thinking positive thoughts through my hardships was all that got me through. Being Dyslexic and having a learning disability was one of my hardships. Asthma was one of my defeats. Domestic violence was my pain.