. A victim of her father’s anger and her mother’s complacency with his abusive behavior, Eagle uses dissociation and numbing in response to the abuse, and as a way to block her own sense of self. Being mean is about blocking sexual abuse memories, having them surface, then learning how to acknowledge and live with incomprehensible experiences in the healthiest ways possible.
Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival #ad - In this richly depicted story, patricia eagle reveals the heartbreak and destruction of her sexual abuse, from age four to thirteen, told in vignettes relative to markers of age and experience, by her father.
My Daddy the Pedophile: A MemoirLong Ear Press #ad - A shocking true story of a girl's affair with her father. After years of suffering multiple forms of abuse, a vulnerable young girl flees her home only to land straight into the arms of her biological father—a sexual predator. My daddy the pedophile tells the harrowing true story of a teenage girl’s affair with her manipulative sociopathic father.
After a terrible dark secret comes to light, the real story unfolds and her courageous journey of healing begins. Powerful and inspiring, encouragement, and the knowledge that although the road may be bumpy and the journey long, My Daddy the Pedophile offers hope, it is always possible to prevail over great trauma.
My Daddy the Pedophile: A Memoir #ad - Praise for my daddy the pedophile"If you are easily shocked by what occurs behind closed doors in some average suburban neighborhoods, do not read this book. If you want to read a riveting tale of manipulation, abuse, and courageous healing, then this is the book for you. Sharyn higdon jones, author of healing steps "lily palazzi's memoir, mft, my daddy the Pedophile is a riveting, well-paced account of both how her father's calculated manipulation of her desperate need to be loved subjected her to the wounding distortions of incest and how through therapy and the true love of her husband she ultimately finds the healing she had once thought would never be possible.
Catherine mccall, author of the international bestseller Never Tell“It pulls you along from page to page. There's no self pity, no hate—just a suspenseful, honest, highly readable account of how a human being can emerge whole from even the worst of childhoods.
The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland#ad - Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as i dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding behind it" This is the shocking true story of an innocent girl abused by the very people who said they would take good care of her.
You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lilly was never given that chance - her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. She also suffered at the hands of other people around them who they called their friends. The little girl was also sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around her who were able to hide behind the security of Ireland's Catholic Church-run institutions.
The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland #ad - When i go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die. A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies.
Lily's family began the path to her destruction - they used her and abused her - but they never ever wanted or loved her. The girl nobody wants' is a tragic & moving book to read! but a warning! the content is very graphic & shocking, and there is official documentation to support this true story, thank you.
From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever and when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul.
Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional LoveMarilyn Van Derbur, www.MissAmericaByDay.com #ad - Richard krugman, Dean of the Univ. This book had such a profound impact on me, I flew from South Carolina to Colorado to thank Marilyn personally. Cindy tew, founder of Darkness to Light. In this long-awaited book, a former miss America, Van Derbur, tells the story of how she was sexually violated by her father from age 5 to age 18.
With her extensive research on the long-term impact of trauma and her belief that prevention is the best weapon for keeping our children safe, Van Derbur urges parents to talk to children, as young as five. Miss america by day won a 1st place in the prestigious Writer’s Digest National book competition.
Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love #ad - A judge wrote: seldom as a judge have i wanted to read the entire book but i devoured every word of this riveting story…Told with stark honesty, blown me away, determination and vivid details…she tells her story with thoroughness and immediacy…Jane Fonda wrote: “Your book has touched me to my core, impressed me deeply…it’s very important.
This is the most important book I have read on healing, conquering shame, and the question of forgiveness. Shelli hill snyder, survivor, davie, fl“I learned more from you in your 20 minute talk than I have learned in the last decade. Dr. University of denver graduate School of Social Work“This is the finest book ever written on this subject.
Eve ensler, internationally known playwright and performer. Using her story as the scaffolding, she shares knowledge and insights she has gained after talking personally with adult survivors in 225 cities in which she has spoken.
Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and ThrivingG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - There was “chelsey, ” the rebellious teenager; “viscous, ” a tween with homicidal rage; and “Sarah, ” a sweet little girl who brought her teddy bear on a first date. In this harrowing tale, who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist, its subsequent psychological effects, and the best methods for victims to overcome their ordeals and, sheds light on the all-too-real threat of child sexual abuse, ultimately, Michelle, thrive.
She also developed multiple personalities. A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success. Dave pelzer, author of a child called “it”michelle stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her: She’s only eight years old, posing for her mother’s boyfriend, neighborhood stalwart, Gary Lundquist—an elementary school teacher, and brutal pedophile.
Scared selfless is both an examination of the extraordinary feats of the mind that are possible in the face of horrific trauma as well as Michelle’s courageous testament to their power. Later that night, tortures her repeatedly, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims.
Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving #ad - Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years. Michelle can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life: She’s in cap and gown, receiving her PhD in psychology—and the university’s award for best dissertation. The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture, and triumph that is Michelle’s powerful memoir, recovery, and mental illness to healing, loss, Scared Selfless.
Michelle suffered from post‐traumatic stress disorder, and depression, anxiety, and made multiple suicide attempts.
Mummy KnewHarperElement #ad - One day, when lisa turned 16, she came home to discover that her mother had swapped bedrooms with her. Lisa bravely struck out on her own, petrified her mother would find her and hand her back into the waiting arms of her step-father. She wouldn't hear a word against her husband. Four-year-old lisa's world turned upside down when her step-father moved in.
But her isolation was complete. But her mother just ignored her. Lisa begged her mother for help but she just shrugged, telling Lisa he would have his way. Please don't make me, please, ' she sobbed. Lisa was marched around to the flat with her possessions and her nightmare was complete. Alone with her step-father, Lisa's life became even more unbearable.
Mummy Knew #ad - Don't blame me, ' she said. But lisa's mother had no idea how determined she was to break away…. It was too much for Lisa to bear. By the time she was 12 he was regularly abusing her. It was the greatest betrayal of all. At first lisa's step-father would just make her stroke and massage his feet, hitting her if she stopped, but he soon wanted more.
Raising Myself: A Memoir of Neglect, Shame, and Growing Up Too SoonShe Writes Press #ad - Powerfully inspiring and unflinchingly honest, Raising Myself is a story of remarkable resilience and insight. It is a soul-searching memoir about how she came dangerously close to the edge of becoming a child molester, and a suicide, a criminal, and how she battled her inner demons and struggled to keep her heart open and to “reinvent” herself so she could follow her dream of making something of herself.
This is the raw, unreasonable expectations and constant criticism; in spite of being sexually abused, candid story of how she made her way in the world in spite of her mother’s neglect, first at four years old and then at nine; and in spite of being raped at twelve. Raising myself takes readers on a remarkable journey, showing us how Engel, learned how to cope with a neglectful, who was basically on her own from the age of four, a religious fanatic, rapists, narcissistic mother while being surrounded by a cast of characters that included eccentrics and misfits, child molesters, and hoodlums.
Raising Myself: A Memoir of Neglect, Shame, and Growing Up Too Soon #ad - No one could have imagined how as a child Beverly Engel could have managed to become who she is today—an internationally known expert on abuse recovery and the best-selling author of twenty-two self-help books.
Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir Of Silence Of Childhood Sexual AbuseKaribu Publishing #ad - If i have to be that small, I might as well not be here at all. The conversations this book opens up lead to insights that are emotionally driven and focused in a way that offers powerful lessons to readers about suicide, silence, and safety. Ruffina oserio for readers' favorite says the book is "a compelling memoir that answers the question: What does it take to heal from childhood trauma and sexual abuse? With unusual honesty, the author shares her heartbreaking story.
It's a very insightful and inspiring book for both victims and sympathizers. ". The writing is confident and filled with insight. This is a memoir with a powerful psychological bedrock, a book that explores the psychology of sexual hurt and the ugly place of silence in a culture that encourages people to mask their pain, no matter how gruesome it may be.
Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir Of Silence Of Childhood Sexual Abuse #ad - In this memoir, she demonstrates how our culture of silence leads women and those abused in childhood to experience untold suffering. Bakari's brave memoir shows precisely how suicidal thoughts creep into a survivor's mind. Too much love is not enough: a memoir of silence of childhood Sexual Abuse explores the effects of silence in the lives of abused women and offers a path towards reconciliation with self, building self-worth, and experiencing inner freedom.
Readers encounter a woman who gives the impression that she is healthy and successful, her pursuit of education, hiding her pain behind poetry, and her martial arts.
The Incest DiaryFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - As a matter of psychic survival, she became both a sexual object and a detached observer, a dutiful daughter and the protector of a dirty secret. Her sexual relationship with her father lasted, off and on, into her twenties. It has never been faced so directly on the page. Beneath a veneer of normal family life, she grew up in and around this all-encompassing secret.
Even after she broke away—even as she grew into an independent and adventurous young woman—she continued to seek out new versions of the violence, submission, and secrecy she had struggled to leave behind. In this graphic and harrowing memoir, the author revisits her early traumas and their aftermath—not from a clinical distance, but from deep within—to explore the ways in which her father’s abuse shaped her, and still does.
The Incest Diary #ad - . But i didn’t. In the fairy tales about father–daughter incest—‘the girl without hands, ’ ‘thousand furs, ’ and the stories of Saint Dymphna, ’ the original ‘Cinderella, ’ ‘Donkey Skin, patron saint of incest survivors—the daughters are all as you would expect them to be: horrified by their father’s sexual advances.
And later, when I could, it was too late. Throughout her childhood and adolescence, the anonymous author of The Incest Diary was raped by her father. And then, years later, she made herself write it down. With lyric concision, in vignettes of almost unbearable intensity, this writer tells a story that is shocking but that will ring true to many other survivors of abuse.
Little Girl Leaving: A Novel Based on a True StoryIllumine LLC #ad - Best first book of the year award"a harrowing read, and it should be. The narrative captures elements of child abuse which, all too often, are lost or not understood by justice systems. You will never forget it. Mary dispenza, split: a child, educator, a Priest, and national distinguished principal; author, activist, and the Catholic Church"A sensory barrage.
From these reveries unfolds a story of terrible abuse and incredible survival. Through her vivid recollections, the stark landscape of rural America, the political and social turmoil of the era, and the brutal power dynamics of adults come into sharp focus. As she packs her room and unearths precious objects from her past, her thoughts begin to stray to the years before--to her first memories in 1968, and all that followed.
Little Girl Leaving: A Novel Based on a True Story #ad - By turns heartbreaking and stunningly beautiful, Little Girl Leaving is a reminder of the incredible power and fragility of a child's spirit, and a call to action to protect it at all costs. Insightful, poignant, and riveting. A convincing and disturbing narrative. We see deidi grow from a three-year-old whose understanding of the world is just beginning to form to a child whose courage, compassion, and sense of wonder persist despite every obstacle.
I believe that everyone living with or around children should read this book.
Buried Saints: A MemoirShe Writes Press #ad - One terrible night in 2011, brin miller’s life is upended when she learns that her teenage stepson has been sexually abusing her two daughters. But against all odds, forgiveness, brin and her husband, are gradually able to learn resilience, along with their daughters, strength, and courage, and—miraculously—Brin’s marriage begins to heal.
Buried Saints: A Memoir #ad - Haunting and horrible yet hopeful and beautiful, buried saints is a fast and raw memoir of forgiveness and resilience, and a truly astonishing story about the intense, a revelatory look into a family deeply destroyed by deceit, unpredictable love of two parents who have to decide whether to fall or flourish in a tragic situation.
Once this secret is discovered, already crumbling and unable to sustain itself, Brin’s marriage, breaks apart.