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Broken Places: A Memoir of Abuse
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"BROKEN PLACES succeeds as the gritty memoir of a woman who was sexually assaulted when she was young and the author's story of survival will surprise the reader because of its candidness and unexpected ending."
"Broken Places by Rachel Thompson is a very descriptive, well-written memoir of abuse...Author Rachel Thompson has a well-developed vocabulary for describing one of the worst experiences of her life -- sexual abuse at the hands of her pedophile neighbor...Broken Places should help other people realize that they don't have to be ashamed or embarrassed by what happened."
"The book is deeply personal, and the author discusses her emotions in a very rational, honest, and compelling way...It was very inspiring and splendidly written."
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From the Author
Broken Places is a work of nonfiction essays, poetry, and prose where author Rachel Thompson opens her soul and invites you in for a visit. It's vulnerable, it's raw honesty, it's no-holds barred. After the enormously favorable reader and reviewer response to Broken Pieces, her first collection of serious essays, Rachel realized she had more to share. Most readers know her as the funny girl, but this shows that she can go into those long buried rooms, the ones we lock up deep inside, and share. 'These stories were there. I simply had to wait until my brain caught up.' ~ Rachel Thompson. Rachel is the creator and founder #SexAbuseChat on Twitter, collaborator on the #NoMoreShame Project anthology series, and an advocate for sexual abuse survivors. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A large part of the book is about the author's reactions and feelings to the suicide of her first love/relationship, though they had separated before he killed himself. She often compares how she behaved when she was younger and in an intimate (abusive) relationship, and how she would (or would not) behave in that situation now. She gives many warning signs about the emotional abuse that she ignored or didn't notice when she was young. Because of her childhood sexual abuse (discussed in the 1st memoir), she experienced panic attacks and PTSD when her daughter was born and after her daughter was in school.
I highly recommend this book. Very intense and emotional. Well written.
I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.
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