This book will save lives. Everyone knows someone who needs to read this important book. -- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Author, Kitchen Table Wisdom, My Grandfathers Blessings
Weiss finds that breaking isolation is the key to leaving, only she calls it "escaping". A must read! -- Joan Zorza, Esq., Editor, Domestic Violence Report and Sexual Assault Report
From the Publisher
In those early days, a handful of feminists, scattered across the United States, were creating shelters for battered women--without funding, without community understanding, against great odds. It was and still is a historic movement.
Today, we have the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which established an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, there are many state domestic violence coalitions and a myriad of local and national programs to support battered women.
And, as author Elaine Weiss says, "Most abused women are not passive victims. They show enormous strength, both while they are within the relationship, and as they work to extricate themselves. One proof of this strength is the huge number who ultimately manage to break free and go on with their lives. They do not wait to be rescued. They rescue themselves. They are resourceful. They fight back. They take care of themselves, and often of their children."
We thank Elaine for giving voices to these women.
Ruth Gottstein, Publisher
Adam Gottstein, Associate Publisher