The Sugar Queen Book

The Sugar Queen Book


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Few lives are as dramatic as Lina Kennedy’s, and few stories of survival and triumph are as satisfying as this inspirational autobiography.
Professionally, Lina is the founder of a multimillion-dollar business based on her hard work, innovations, and discoveries. She speaks and teaches around the world. Yet behind the compelling story of how she built her company lies another drama, the tale of an abused child who could not be crushed.

Raised in poverty and dysfunction, she was sustained by her inner strength and by a near-death experience at age seven, a mysterious gift of reassurance and hope. Alcoholics Anonymous rescued the family, but Lina faced years of healing even as she pursued the bright future she knew she would eventually create.

In her twenties, a single mother with little education, she mystified her friends by refusing to play it safe, never staying in one job or one relationship. Instead, she amassed a wealth of experience and met a cast of colorful characters who imparted lessons about whom to trust, what to risk, and how to navigate in a hazardous world. In her thirties, bedridden from injuries in an accident caused by a drunk driver, she saw by chance the business opportunity she had been waiting for and literally got up from bed to seize it. From there, she raced to entrepreneurship, expansion, and success.

The two stories of Lina Kennedy, professional and personal, come together in this book and in Lina herself, a woman whose insight, courage, and indomitable spirit are an example for anyone who dreams of a better life.


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15 reviews for The Sugar Queen Book

  1. Chuck Taylor

    “It takes fortitude—and a rare self-awareness—to transform the foul balls that life hurls at you into home runs. Lina’s story is not only inspirational, but relatable, empowering, and motivating. The Sugar Queen is an electrifying read that will ultimately rouse readers’ own potential.”

  2. Marybeth Haines

    “Reading the Sugar Queen feels like being in the same room with Lina Kennedy as she reveals the trajectory of her remarkable life. A natural storyteller, Kennedy vividly recounts experiences that are rich with meaning, not only for her but for her readers as well.”

  3. Kirkus Review

    “Kennedy’s life is captivatingly eventful, and her indefatigable perseverance remains uplifting. Aspiring entrepreneurs should find not only moral encouragement in her tale, but also concrete lessons about business management. Still, the most intriguing element of the book is the author’s personal introspection—she openhandedly scours her life for meaning and purpose, and pieces together a spiritual worldview, partly the consequence of her experience of an inner voice that steers her toward safety and prosperity. An arresting remembrance, as brave as the life it describes.”

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