I was forced to take on the role of the invisible child for self-preservation. Trust me, no matter where your story lies, you can find happiness. Overcoming obstacles that were meant to destroy me taught me many powerful lessons about strength, resilience, and faith. What would happen to her five unintentionally abandoned children? The heartbreak of the devastating loss of my mother was just the beginning of a series of tragic events that shaped my childhood.
Memoirs of an Invisible Child Hope in the Darkness Book 1 #ad - Finding hope in the darkness! at the young age of three, while I was at school, my mother was murdered by her abusive new boyfriend. Lost in the chaos of abuse, I was the unseen collateral damage of domestic violence.
Storkbites: A MemoirAlluvium Books #ad - She is a competitive springboard diver, an accountant, a high school dive coach, and an avid reader. We travel with etienne on the path of healing as she sheds her addictions and discovers ways to forge a new future with her children, a future based on love and trust. Imminently readable and inspirational.
Peggy vincent - author of Baby Catcher"A compelling memoir. Etienne's writing is fresh; her epiphany is clear, her ending powerful and satisfying. San francisco chronicle book Review, August 10, 2003Storkbites is a complicated portrait of a family. The writing is vivid and honest. Adair lara, hold me close, let me go, marie etienne paints a powerful picture of her wealthy Louisiana family - a mother who bounces from sobriety to drunkenness, August 15, 2003In her memoir entitled Storkbites, kindness to vicious cruelty, and an eccentric father who takes bizarre steps to protect his nine children from danger.
Storkbites: A Memoir #ad - Filled with hope, storkbites shows the fierce love between siblings and the determination of one young mother desperate to escape her abusive past. Biography: marie etienne's writing has appeared in numerous publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, and Diablo Magazine. Born in louisiana, Marie now lives in Northern California with her two teenage sons.
Vivid scenes depict daddy, and hours later, tucking his children into bed, nightly, Momma waking them for a beating.
Nobody believed me: A harrowing true story of abuse survivalThe Choir Press #ad - The psychological damage of being called useless, as well as the name calling, stupid, thick, has far-reaching consequences. She was a cheerful little girl who loved her parents, grandparents and her sister. The adults she turns to for help refuse to believe her story and her school friends ridicule her.
Then there’s her adoptive siblings, who are all too happy to treat her as their slave, humiliate her and in one case subject her to a shocking depraved attack. Desperate to save herself, Lesley seeks help time and time again, but no one believes her. While far from idyllic, Lesley’s first three years were happy ones.
There she discovers just how evil and vicious humanity can be, and just how many ways there are to hurt and humiliate an innocent child. The vicious daily beatings make her fear for her life but almost worse is the way the neglect and humiliation makes her feel totally worthless. She is adopted by a cruel, who force her to go and live in Scotland, sadistic couple, far away from those she loves.
Nobody believed me: A harrowing true story of abuse survival #ad - Aged just four, lesley is torn away from her secure, loving world and taken to live in what she would later describe as ‘The Devil’s House’. Can she keep her dream of escaping alive? and will she ever find someone on her side?This is the true story of how one little girl survived eleven brutal years at the mercy of two sick, sadistic abusers.
But when tragedy strikes her fragile family, Lesley’s world is turned upside down. The world around Lesley is an unkind place.
Wrong Family: For Every Secret, There Is A Family#ad - Can she overcome a legacy of lies? Charisse always felt like she was born into the wrong family and at fourteen finds out that she has a different father than her four sisters. In order to break the dysfunctional cycle, extreme poverty, Charisse needs to overcome the chaos caused by generations of family secrets, fanatical religion and sexual abuse all of which leaves her ill equipped to make her own adult decisions.
Battered: The Monster Among Us Toxic Thoughts Book 1Smorgasbord Publications #ad - You may ask what fuels a monster. She moved in as the housekeeper and later became my father’s wife. My monster was the married mother who lived two doors down. Monsters do not lie under your bed. Greed, jealousy and control are three big factors. They go to church. Monster do not live in closets. When a story, attending school, yet not run for help?why did my twenty-one year old brother not move out earlier or call the police?Why didn’t the six of us gang up on her?To understand the answer to these and many other questions, like mine, most of us ask the same questions: Why? How?Why would a child, hits the news, endure eight years of cruel torture and starvation, you have to live the abusive lives we lived.
Battered: The Monster Among Us Toxic Thoughts Book 1 #ad - They go to school. After eight years of torture, I survived the monster. I was starved, but after eight years of torture, beaten and held captive on our property, I survived the monster. Some teach in schools. Somewhere back in time, my father lost his spine. Some are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. According to recent ncandS data the majority of the perpetrators, half a century later, are still women.
So how could my father, not mutually engaged in the systematic sadistic torture of his children, allow it to happen on a regular basis? That answer is simple.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir#ad - If casey got only sporadic moments of love and caring, Chris got nothing. Their mother, eve whitney, a stunning Hollywood beauty, didn’t much care for children. Unfortunately, she had two. Neither eddie nor Eve ever had a kind thought for their youngest child. The other didn’t fare so well. Casey and her little sister, Christine, started off with what looked like a good beginning.
Two sisters born to the same parents but treated so differently; one ended up pregnant and married at thirteen. An only child and her sister is a compelling true life story. The scenes of pain and incredible neglect live side by side with amazing moments of humor, courage, and triumph. And so the sisters were forced to find their own paths through this horrific excuse of a childhood, each making choices that pulled them farther and farther apart when the one thing they needed was each other.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir #ad - Told without an ounce of self-pity or bitterness, this story is unique as well as universal. Their father, but he had a secret drug habit that sent him careening between warm and loving parent one day, hugely charismatic man, was a successful songwriter and gag man; he was a brilliant, handsome, Eddie Maxwell, to hair-trigger monster the next.
. But looks can be deceiving.
This Does Not Leave This House#ad - This does not leave this house is a raw, poignant, and secret-revealing memoir written to lead a movement to break the silence of abuse and finally end its vicious cycle. So can you. This book is her true story. Her story shows that there is hope and life after abuse. Now that the secrets are finally out, Julie has found freedom.
Telling all the secrets she was never allowed to tell to encourage and motivate others to heal their own lives and break the cycle of abuse. I truly commend julie for the fact that while she's sharing her story, she's also bringing to light societal shortcomings for victims of abuse. Suffering from physical and mental torment resulting in very low self-esteem, Julie often felt so completely alone during the many struggles of her life, she tried to take her own life.
This Does Not Leave This House #ad - The abused can become victorious. So, in the end when she advises us to listen to our hearts and get out of anything abusive, it grills through our heads and we are left to praise her undying and fighting spirit". Read the heartbreaking true story of her journey to triumph above overwhelming obstacles. This is the autobiography of julie coons where she survives child mistreatment, parental slander, marital exploitation, brutal rape, life-threatening diseases and a lot more; all this time holding herself together for her daughter until she finally breaks the vicious cycle of abuse with the hope that she inspires others to do the same.
This lent more authenticity to the story and made it even more heartbreaking to hear.
Rise: A MemoirBlack Bamboo Press #ad - Rise: A Memoir #ad - An ability to riserisé was named after the opera star Risë Stevens. In fact, from a young age risé found a way to rise above the chaos, abuse, and molestation of her childhood, eventually escaping the weight of her family, and learning to love and believe in herself. This story is a testament to her deep determination and innate courage.
. It was as if her mother knew that Risé was not meant to be written into the family’s tragedies.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: A Daughter's StoryDaniella DeChristopher LLC #ad - She was seventeen when she gave birth. I share the lessons I learned about life, and how I finally managed to find happiness. It was 1949. She was my mother. Abortions were illegal. I expose the bad decisions I made along the way, and the price I paid because of them. I take my readers through my journey to find the truth.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: A Daughter's Story #ad - A compelling true story about an Italian Catholic family that came to America on vacation and never returned to their homeland. It shares my mother's fight for survival to care for me, and how she eventually gave up and left me with strangers. When their youngest unwed daughter became pregnant, her family disowned her.
This book chronicles the effects an unwanted child had on three families and three generations.
A Nickel In My ShoeCreatespace #ad - This is an inspiring story about a little girl’s struggle to overcome many obstacles- to understand why she was hurt, both physically and mentally, by the very people that were supposed to love and nurture her. Susan and her two sisters grew up in a time when racism was the norm, child abuse wasn’t recognized and poverty was a way of life.
A Nickel In My Shoe #ad - Throughout her life she was often beaten, forced to be a servant and was tossed away like garbage. And through it all she never lost faith or hope that one day she would succeed-against all odds. Never look down on anyone, unless you’re helping them up”Jesse Jackson. I wonder. When this little newborn baby’s mother held her for the first time, so you'll be deaf, " or did she say, "I'm going to pour caustic liquid in your ear someday, and while gazing into her child's eyes, "Someday I'm going to beat you until you are black and blue, did she say, " or did she say.
. And when this baby’s father finally made it to the hospital from the bar room to see his new baby daughter. Susan knew she wanted better out of life.
Wednesday's Children: The Memoirs of a Nurse-Turned-Social-Worker in Rural Appalachia#ad - Delivering welfare babies, warding off voodoo spells, and living in a town that still seems to be fighting the Civil War—small wonder young RN Kate Jacobs quickly grows disenchanted with nursing in the Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina. When a friend urges her to switch from nursing to paramedic medicine and child protection social work, Kate accepts the challenge and finds herself in an isolated rural area of the Appalachian Mountains.
Here a new set of challenges await: technical cliff rescues and hikes into remote back-country “hollers” to remove child victims of sexual assault from their homes only to have an indifferent judge order them back the next day, and dealing with some of America’s poorest and most distrustful citizens.
Wednesday's Children: The Memoirs of a Nurse-Turned-Social-Worker in Rural Appalachia #ad - And from all appearances, former members of the ku klux klan have just set her house on fire…Based on the memoirs of a registered nurse-turned-social worker, this is a tale of heartbreak and laughter, and even though she’s white, courage and cowardice seasoned with a candid look at the early days of social work and emergency rescue medicine that will both challenge and renew your faith in humanity.
Warning: Some graphic content.