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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 (91 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: eepurl.com/1Oi5X
Thank you! Be well.

About the Author

Lisa Verde is a writer and artist living in Illinois.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3304 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very real and insightful. Thank for the courage to share. September 2, 2014
By Ines M.
Format:Kindle Edition
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. Although I'm still struggling I find that cutting is quite effective to distract yourself from inner pain.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest & Real. July 30, 2014
By Mimi
Format:Kindle Edition
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 accounts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One amazing book December 28, 2014
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As a cutter myself I could connect with this book on a more personal level. I absolutely loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone with a self harm problem. Great read!!
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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
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this book is so good.it 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!!!
Interesting, short enough to obsessively read to the very last page, honest and nonjudgmental. It was so nice to read outside the typical cookie cutter memoir to someone with real... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
An ok read. Nothing to write home about. The book was much too short. Had it been longer perhaps it would have been better. Skimming over details sucks the life out of a story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Krystle Fister
1.0 out of 5 stars I put this down... b oh ring. But my sense of wasting $ made me finish...
This "story" was not what I had been lead to believe in the synopsis. I was hopeful in the beginning, I was bored, and something else. Read more
Published 3 months ago by junebug1963
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It was intense for a little bit and explained the true struggles she went through. All in all it was really good and I'm sure alot of people could relate to her struggle
Published 4 months ago by Friends Of The Gorrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw, real insight
I have long been I intrigued by the question; "What would make somebody do that to themselves?" This memoir answers that question. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Peggy S. Denham
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Lisa Verde has described almost perfectly things I never knew were able to be described. I highly recommend this book. I couldn't stop reading it and it truly is emotional. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gavin Nicholson
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 5 months ago by Emily Marie
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 5 months 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 5 months 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 7 months ago by TikaJo
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More About the Author

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.

Like Lisa Verde on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaVerdeWriter
Find her on the web at http://lisaverde.net
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