Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir Themes

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Family

Family is a major theme in Cyndi Lauper's autobiography, "Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir". Family - which includes togetherness, support, and unconditional love between people of various ages who may or may not be related by blood - has a strong impact on Cyndi's life, in both positive and negative ways.

Negatively, Cyndi is raised by her mother and a stepfather who is a physically abusive man and pedophile. Because of this, she doesn't feel safe in her own house, and therefore leaves home at seventeen to live with her sister, Elen. Cyndi's real father is quiet and elusive, and isn't around very much, which also hurts Cyndi, who dreams of a better and closer relationship with him.

Positively, family affects Cyndi's life in meaningful ways. When Cyndi leaves home, it is her sister, Elen, who invites Cyndi to come and live with her while she gets on her...

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