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"Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood" a memoir by Sheryl Recinos, MD

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

from homeless teen to physician

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Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood is a gripping memoir of the teenage years of Sheryl Recinos, MD. She reflects on the journey that changed her life when she was a teen in her debut book. She chronicles her dysfunctional upbringing that led her through foster care, detention, and eventually to the streets of Hollywood.

Hindsight gives Sheryl’s personal account of the dangers of teen homelessness and shows how she struggles to complete high school and find work while living on the streets and in shelters. The book reveals the dangerous obstacles that she encountered during her journey, including the murder of a friend and the constant dangers of predators seeking to harm youth on the streets. 

Her story culminates with her harrowing tale of being a homeless pregnant teen and illustrates how she found hope and made it off the streets. 

After Sheryl Recinos, MD, overcomes homelessness, she later finds success as a physician and continues to give back to the community that saved her.

Sheryl Recinos is a mother of 3, wife, and family medicine physician living in Los Angeles, California. She holds a BA in Sociology from UCLA, a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, a Master's in Education from California State University, Northridge, and obtained her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She currently works as a hospitalist. She is happily married to Byron Recinos. When she isn't writing or taking care of patients, she can be found hanging out with her family or volunteering. She regularly travels to Mexico with the UC Irvine branch of Flying Samaritans to volunteer in their free clinic in Testerazo. She has also travelled to the Caribbean for hurricane relief and community building. She also works closely with My Friend's Place in Hollywood, and recently started the Impact Scholarship at their program to help youths who are transitioning off of the streets and enroll in college.