Small town girl in the city: In this narrative, Mary Ludwig discusses growing up in rural northern California, her struggles with her mother's alcoholism, and her incredible success as a first-generation student. She challenges her family's notions that she will have a "breakdown" and overcomes every obstacle that presents itself.
"The Upside of a Bottle,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol3/iss1/7