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Confessions Of A Cutter [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Verde
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Updated and expanded edition, April 2014.
In this shockingly candid memoir, award-winning writer Lisa Verde exposes the truth about her personal journey with self mutilation. She details the years of childhood sexual abuse, humiliation, and neglect that finally led to the spontaneous revelation that cutting and burning herself would keep her tethered to reality.

In a boldly convention-defying analysis, Verde asserts that burning and cutting herself from age 11 to 19 was a strong self-administered therapy that ultimately saved her sanity and her life.

As she writes: "I wanted to die, but more than that, I wanted to not die."

This work of non-fiction represents the very intimate struggle of one girl's journey into womanhood and wellness, through the personal struggle for courage and sanity.

Approximately 12,500 words, or 45-60 minutes of reading time.

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  • File Size: 3302 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z5Y3KQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the confessions of a cutter November 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
i chose this rating because i loved this book .... making sense to a 13 year old girl ... i myself have never self harmed or been molested .... but i do know kids and people who have and it makes me have a whole new outlook on people who have .... and i think i understand it and there pain a little bit more now ....
i would recommend this book to people of all ages ... it will help you understand more then ever about this subject. i loved it i wish it would've been a longer read.. but its worth the money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! April 10, 2014
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ms Lisa, this is such a deeply moving read. It resonates with me as I am going through a lot of the same things.. I have tried to get professional help, however it does not seem to help me more than cutting does. I hope that I will come through in the same ways that you did, and hope that it is soon. Thank you for writing this, I am glad to know at least one person sees how healing it can be....
I do wish it was longer, I got sucked in and read this in a day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing March 22, 2014
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Inspiring. Made me cry. A necessity to read this. This story is something that shows that everyone has a purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!! March 15, 2014
By Heather
Format:Kindle Edition
I couldn't put this book down is was a great story. I would recommend to anyone! It's a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sad, but good. March 13, 2014
By D Man
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is interesting and its cool to see things from her point of view. But this book is sad and it makes you feel pain with the main character.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ONE-session read to get you thinking. March 2, 2014
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Absolutely tragically beautiful. Almost all who read these books seek a way to get comfort and escape and being in the mind of another as well as in this book will give you a sense of relief, anger, happiness, and frustration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Confessions of a cutter February 27, 2014
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this is truly amazing, I didn't want to put it down for a second and it was just inspirational x
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relatable in every way February 24, 2014
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honestly doesn't matter who you are, anyone should take their time to read such difficult times one goes through for years. I really really loved how she got through with herself and became stable. the beginning of the story I immediately related to what was happening to her; throughout her mistakes and carelessness, I knew exactly what she felt. I appreciate her and how she took the time to write about this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Representation of a True Addiction
I was absolutely disgusted and disappointed in this book. The fact that she states that the things she's read seem to trivialize cutting, then states that she got over it herself,... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Nessa
3.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
It Was shorter then I had thought it would but it was a book worth reading. I did like it
Published 24 days ago by Jenna fincher
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly, just not worth reading.
What was the point of this book? I thought it would really be an in depth account of a person who suffers from this condition. Read more
Published 28 days ago by beckwil1
5.0 out of 5 stars Detail
This book has a lot of detail describing what her life was like !!!
The author puts this all into detail that's indescribable.
Published 1 month ago by catherine bean
5.0 out of 5 stars Confessions Of A Cutter
Being that this book IS basically a memoir, it's pretty raw and straightforward. Lisa tells us of her experiences with cutting and her battle with mental illness. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
probably one of the best books. but definitely sad and heartbreaking. I suggest everyone to read it. this is a must read
Published 1 month ago by giggle figgle
2.0 out of 5 stars seems incomplete
It wasn't bad at all and since it was only 89 cents I don't feel ripped off or anything, but I really wish it had been longer. I just feel as though it isn't really complete. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Shira Hollinger
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More About the Author

Lisa Verde is an award-winning writer whose works focus on the psychology of love and lust. Often dark, her short stories and memoir seek to understand what drives us to one another, in both good ways and painful ways.

Praised as "lushly written" by Wired.com, Lisa's stories are intense literary dramas with passion, humor, compassion, and an incisive intellect.

Like Lisa Verde on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Verde/209654972561374

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