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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sound Beach Publishing (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982981309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982981306
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elin Stebbins Waldal is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award. --Mom's Choice Awards

''Tornado Warning is an excellent first person account of intimate partner violence. As a pediatrician who has cared for girls who have been affected by dating violence and as a mother of 3 girls (ages 15, 13 and 12) this book tackles an emotionally challenging topic, yet something that must not be ignored. One theme that rings true in the book and in my observations is that dating violence can affect anyone, and young women are especially vulnerable. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who was interested in understanding the dynamics of initmate partner violence. By having a better understanding, we may be able to work towards prevention and early intervention.'' --Dr. Heidi M. Sallee, Pediatric Program Director at St. Louis University Dept. of Pediatrics

''These are the tales they don't tell you when you are looking at real estate in places like Old Greenwich, CT, where Waldal grew up. It can happen anywhere, even the good neighborhoods.'' --Library Journal

From the Back Cover

This book gripped me from the first page. Read it now for the inside story on teen dating violence and what to look out for. Elin's honesty, compelling experience and simply beautiful writing deliver a message every parent and granparent needs to get. Don't wait."
                           -Nancy Gruver, founder of New Moon Girls, author of How to Say it to Girls

"A beautifully written must read for young women on discovering their immense inner power and unshakable fortitude."
                                                -Kate Whitfield, author of The Empowered Gal's 9 Life Lessons

More About the Author


Elin Stebbins Waldal is a writer and a speaker. She is the author of Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on A Woman's Life, which won the 2012 Eric Hoffer, da Vinci Eye Award, was recognized as an 2012 Eric Hoffer Finalist in the non-fiction category, was the About.com Reader's Choice Award 2012 Winner in the Parenting Teens category and the 2011 Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Medal winner in the Adult Book Category.

She has appeared on Fox News San Diego, San Diego Living Morning Show, Family Focus Radio, Heart of Woman with Lorraine Harrell, On Air with Nesa, The Daily Dose with Dick Nelson, This Week in America with Ric, The Social Workers with Kathryn Zox, The Catherine Bradford Show, Dresser After Dark and The Daily Dose

Elin has contributed to: Your Teen Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Style, Substance Soul, Women of the World, The New Agenda, Daughters.Com,The Courage Network, Safe World for Women, and The Women on The Verge.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, three children, and their family dog.

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The book was well written and a fast paced read.
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Thank you, Elin,for being willing to share your story in such a compelling, sensitive way.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By STUART MCCALLUM on February 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
Tornado Warning is one of the most powerful, heart wrenching true stories that I have been fortunate enough to read. The author courageously describes in chilling detail her late teen years suffering intolerable abuse at the hands of a narcissist.

Growing up in a well-to-do area and attending a good school many would falsely believe there wouldn't be incidents of abuse. The author clearly highlights abuse is extensive and not contained to a particular socioeconomic group. Throughout our - civilized - society abuse is rife. I felt deep sorrow as she describes the vicious cycle of living in an abusive relationship. By uncovering the ghastly truth, she is reaching out to others that may travel the same frightful journey. As it is often said, prevention is better than cure, which is what makes Tornado Warning a vital book to read.

I strongly believe this brilliantly written book should be made available to all secondary colleges and libraries across the country----as the information contained inside could save your child, my child, or a friend. After finishing reading this powerful true story has left this reader with the utmost respect for the author. Highly recommended reading for all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jill Treadwell Svendsen on January 26, 2011
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This was a very good book discussed in my club this month. It sparked a lot of discussion particularly for those who have teenage children. While some discussion centered around personal experience and past relationships most people were thinking about how to help their sons and daugthers not fall into the trap of a violent (or controlling) relationship.

The book was well written and a fast paced read. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has teens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sue H. on February 10, 2011
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Tornado Warning stands alone as just an extremely well written great read (although it could also be used quite effectively as a wake up call for parents of teens). A friend recommended this book and because I prefer non-fiction, I bit.
This true account of a teenagers struggle with young love and abuse is one of the most captivating books I have ever read. The authors family background and strong self esteem give no basis for the usual patterns associated with abuse victims, making it that much more interesting. The personal vulnerability the author provides us is, I believe, the key to the books powerful affect...I couldn't put it down. The descriptions of both past and present experiences are so vividly and beautifully worded that on more than one occasion, I was moved emotionally. Knowing that she successfully overcomes the emotional damage from the intense abuse, makes me want to cheer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Col on January 30, 2011
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Have you ever wondered how a woman could stay in an abusive relationship? This book gives you an intimate look at the thoughts and feelings of a young woman struggling to figure herself out, while dealing with incredible abuse. The beautiful part, is that you also get her perspective as a healthy wife and mother, looking back on the experience. Until you read about the slippery slope from love to violence, you cannot judge someone else. I highly recommend this book. It is well-written and draws you in from the beginning. I had the privilege of being in a book club meeting with the author. She is approachable, intelligent and strong. As a mother of 2 daughters entering the dating years, I appreciated the insight and discussion of things we can do as parents to be aware and involved in our childrens' lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Meany on February 15, 2011
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I could not put this book down.
Elin Stebbins Waldal's memoir "Tornado Warning" is a great read that inspires one to reach for the best in life. The candor and vulnerability in her writing draws you in and takes you with her during this tumultuous time in her life. You will feel for her pain and cheer for her triumphs!
While a must read for teens and parents, it is a truly fascinating book anyone would enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim on August 28, 2011
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Great read. I would recommend it to anyone. Hands down one of the most powerful autobiographies (if not the most powerful) I have ever read. The pace of the book was well put, Elin's writing style really reflects two different perspectives: one as the young, naive, lovestruck girl, and the survivor, who endured a lifetime's worth of suffering, but has the courage to share her experience to educate others about the less portrayed side of dating and relationships. Thank you Elin for putting down a nightmare down into words, Tornado Warning was touching, and really showed me how strong of a person you are to be able to put your story out there for everyone to read. Read it, tell others about it, spread the awareness so one less person won't have to go through what Elin had to endure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Granny from NY on February 18, 2011
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It is rare to find a book that is so brutally honest. I am blown away by the author's vulnerability -- and her strength.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Concerned parent on January 29, 2011
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Tornado Warning grabbed my attention from the first page, I couldn't put it down. For all of you Fathers out there, this authentic true life story will teach you that dating abuse could be happening under your roof and you may have no idea. The author does a beautiful job describing her relationship as a teenager, who has fallen in love with an abusive young man as he slowly takes control of her life. She is heading down a path that not even her closest family or friends realize the amount of danger she is in. Tornado Warning will wake you up to the signs of teen dating violence and brings the honest truth that abuse can happen to anyone. Tornado Warning is very well written and I highly recommend this book. A must read for parents, young adults and teenagers.
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