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Confessions Of A Cutter: A True Story of Sexual Abuse, Self Mutilation, and Recovery [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Verde
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Thank you for reading "Confessions of a Cutter." The book took years to write, and I hope that it brings come comfort and understanding to survivors and their loved ones alike.
Currently I am working on a series of novels about a young girl and her struggle with abuse and wellness, to be released in 2014. Please sign up for the mailing list if you want to be notified about its release:
Thank you! Be well.

About the Author

Lisa Verde is a writer and artist living in Illinois.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3302 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Lisa Verde; 2 edition (April 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z5Y3KQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,002 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the confessions of a cutter November 29, 2013
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 15, 2014
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I love this book, personally. It takes courage to tell someone that you cut. But in a book, it must have been hard publishing this. Telling the whole world that you have done these kinds of things is truly brave. I have cut before and it's nice to know that I'm not alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it was true April 29, 2014
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The reason I liked this book was how accurate it was. The feelings. The times of cutting. What it was like to be in a mental hospital. The only thing I didn't like was the writing style. It was ok, but it was more informational than anything.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book June 29, 2014
By em
Format:Kindle Edition
this book is so helped me with my cutting.I wish she would Wright another book about her life now. other than that it's a great book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book May 12, 2014
By Charlie
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I don't know how to explain it but it was amazing. If you haven't read this. Get it now an read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good May 13, 2014
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Omfg I loved this book it took me 1 hour and 15 mins to read I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!
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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
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars ...
Pretty good short story of a girl whom went through sexual abuse that resorted to self harm. To help her cope
Published 3 days ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved this book. Read it in about 4 hours or so. I don't know but it was a very good book
Published 19 days ago by Laken Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
It was..... beautiful. And I appreciate your honesty, I think maybe if I could be half that honest with myself let alone anyone else, I wouldn't be so confused. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Alisha Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I thought this book was pretty good although it seemed to jump around a lot and I thought there would be more detail to the story like what eventually happened to step dad but I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by TikaJo
5.0 out of 5 stars great thoughts
I love the insight brought into the life of depression and cutting brought forth. This is a real struggle which should be talked about freely.
Published 2 months ago by Cameron West
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
This book is short but is definitely a must read. I myself am a cutter and understand the pain. This could change people's views on this topic.
Published 3 months ago by Claudia Bayona
4.0 out of 5 stars Very real and insightful. Thank for the courage to share.
It makes me feel whole to have someone like you explain almost perfectly what it is to be a cutter and have a mental illness. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ines M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling
Confessions of a Cutter gives you a whole new insight on cutting and psychological disorders. Her story keeps you reading from beginning to end.
Published 3 months ago by Halee Griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest & Real.
There's something so beautiful about how Lisa Verde opens up & confesses about her self-mutilation. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a book about real life... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mimi
1.0 out of 5 stars Eh, it's okay
Too short. But it was interesting to read about how she felt with things and how she is now with her children.

Gives me some hope
Published 7 months ago by C.Dee
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Lisa Verde's memoirs and books have helped thousands of people understand the nature of living as a cutter and abuse survivor. Her frank and intellectual style provide support and messages of optimism and strength.

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