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Buried Memories: A Vulnerable Girl and Her Story of Survival Paperback – Illustrated, April 13, 2015
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Katie Beers is a married mother of two, currently works as a motivational speaker as well as in a family-run insurance business. As a profoundly neglected and abused child, she was kidnapped and locked in an underground coffin-like box for 17 days. The kidnapping of Katie Beers made worldwide headlines in late 1992. Katie, at the center of a national media storm, dropped out of sight 20 years ago. Katie has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and their two children.Carolyn Gusoff is an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist currently working the Long Island beat for WCBS-TV. She has covered some of the most high profile news stories in New York City. Prior to WCBS, she reported live daily for Good Day New York, Fox5 WNYW for 3 years, and was Long Island Bureau Chief at WNBC for 15 years, also co-anchoring Weekend Today in New York.A graduate of Columbia University and Cornell, she was born in NYC and lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.
- Publisher : Beaufort Books; Revised edition (April 13, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0825307783
- ISBN-13 : 978-0825307782
- Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.02 x 0.6 x 8.99 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Though this is a story filled with the darkness of child abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, it will leave your spirits soaring on that thing called hope.
I am so glad to have met Katie Beers and the members of her team. These slayers of dragons. These people of faith and belief in standing up and doing the right thing thing, and in the protection of children.
You will be hard-pressed to find another heroine like Katie, for that is what this courageous young woman is. A heroine with a largeness of heart even for those who have so terribly wronged her.
Simply and carefully written from alternating points of view of the two women, the violence is never sensationalized as Katie's story unfolds.
Do not miss this book.
I surrendered two days to it exclusively and I will never forget this story of the people in it.
As a West Coast resident, I really did not know about the Katie Beers case, so I had no preconceived notions about the story at all. I did not know how it unfolded or how it would end. The cast of characters in Katie Beers' pre-ten year old life is so depressing that it causes disbelief. However, the stories of those who rallied around her subsequently gave me every reason to believe that everything stated in the book was, indeed, true.
Of course, it was a sad, bizarre case for a young girl to endure. This book certainly tells her tale, but far more importantly, it charts the human spirit, survival, and the heroes that entered her life as well. In that sense, it is inspiration born of despair.
Simply stated, read this book!
This is one of the hardest things I've ever read but also I feel one of the most important things I've ever read. To say Katie Beer is courageous is a gross understatement. I doubt many children could have survived what she did but not only did she survive but she moved forward and prospered. She was a tough little girl who was extremely street smart and wise beyond her years. I think it's awesome that the author and reporter Carolyn Gusoff was one of those who respected this girls wishes and stayed away from her instead of trying to get a scoop after everything was said and done. She was the perfect choice to help write this book. She managed to tell Katie's story with a great deal of compassion and respect. I think every parent owes it to themselves to read this harrowing tale. Unfortunately most of the time that children are sexually abused it is not by a stranger but by a relative or family friend: someone the child knows and loves which is just a betrayal beyond words. I would urge parents everywhere to read this. To talk to their children and make sure that their children KNOW that they can come to them with anything and that they won't get into trouble. It's important that children understand the dangers of not only strangers but also family and friends, the dangers of anyone who would try to abuse them. I would definitely read this before allowing your teenagers to read it though(depending on their age). This is not an easy subject and while it handles the more sensitive matters with the utmost respect it still talks about them so you may want to read it first. Be warned that this is not an easy book to read although I think it's a very important one to read. I can only imagine Katie's pain. This book hurt me just reading it and she had to live through this.
I'm glad that there is a happy ending for Katie. I know that she'll never completely be normal or get over what was done to her in her past but it warms my heart to know that she was able to make it through all of that and still find love. Her new family deserve a lot of credit along with Katie's psychologist and everyone around her that helped her through her childhood and teenage years. Those in the law enforcement, especially those who had children made this case personal and looked after her like she was their own daughter. Katie's husband who sounds like a very special man. Most of all Katie deserves a lot of credit. Not only is she a good person but she is probably one of the strongest people I've ever had the fortune to read about. I hope that the rest of her life will be filled with happiness and kindness and that she will continue to heal. If she ever reads this I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank her for sharing her story. I do believe it will help others who have been through similar things to see that you can heal and lead a normal life and find happiness. Thank you Katie: I hope you are doing well. I pray that in finally sharing her story it has also helped her to heal. I cannot recommend this book enough!