So when I saw this book I was immediately interested, but hesitant. I thought about buying it for several months before I took the plunge.
As difficult as it can be for non-survivors to read these kinds of stories, it's worse for those with a similar history.
But I'm SO glad I read it. Simon Palmer's voice and engaging writing style makes it easier to accompany him on his journey back into the most painful moments of his life. And by broaching this oft-ignored subject, he does all of us a service.
Bravo, Mr. Palmer.
From the Back Cover
Simon has offered up his experiences in bone chilling detail, giving the reader a first hand account of his journey from innocence to depravity. His downward spiral is both shocking and heart wrenching, but most of all it is honest.
Losing the Hate has been rightfully described as "jaw-dropping." It is brutally raw, and yet, despite the atrocious circumstances, the author manages to mesmerize his readers with a delicate hand and a bountifully open heart.
In Simon's own words, "I have lived within this dark cloud for most of my life, with many complex issues still unresolved. There is a feeling of complete and utter loneliness within me, and, in desperation to rid my world of darkness, I have chosen to put my story into words . . . telling the world of my nightmare."