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Call Me Tuesday: Based on a True Story (Call Me Tuesday Series Book 1) by [Byrne, Leigh]
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Book 1 of 2 in Call Me Tuesday Series (2 Book Series)

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"...a horrifying story inspired by true-life experience...the prose so vividly and evocatively portrays suffering." -Kirkus Reviews
 
"Just as I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and Dibs in Search of Self were required reading a few decades ago, Call Me Tuesday should be required reading for all psychology students today." - Jayne L. Williams MS LPC, Mental Health Therapist & former Assistant Professor, Saint-Mary-of-the Woods College
 
"A compelling portrayal of grief gone horribly wrong." - Alexandra Levit, a former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal, current writer for the New York Times, and bestselling author

"This story was like a blueprint and a guidance for all children who have suffered from their loved ones." - Bas Van Hout, Dutch Crime Reporter and child abuse survivor
 
"We are carried along, not able to put the book down -not wanting to hear more at times for it becomes almost too difficult to hear -but having to see it through, for we have come too close to Tuesday's inner turmoil than to desert her now." - David Lloyd, The Virtual Muser eBook Review
 
"Despite the disturbing subject matter, the writing is well-crafted but never emotionally manipulative or maudlin, which made this a surprisingly enjoyable read." - Online Book Club
 
"If you are an aficionado of child abuse stories, this is a good one. If you're new to the genre, this is a good starter book since it is so well-written." - Java Davis, Kindle Book Review
 
"...the prose is clean and flows well and the voice is tragically honest without being melodramatic." - Mayra Calvani, award winning author 
  
            

From the Author

When my mother first started saying that she hated me, no matter how often I heard the words, I refused to believe it was true. My young, optimistic mind was simply unable to process something so painful. Then, one morning, when I was around eight-years-old, Mama called me to take a bath. As she filled the tub, steam rose from the water and hung heavy in the room, and I stood by naked, shuddering in fear, uncertain of what was about to happen. Suddenly she turned to me, her face contorted by the hate I denied, and in an instant, I felt her grip tighten at the back of my neck as she forced me headfirst into the scalding water and smashed my face into the bottom of the bathtub. It was then that the terror of drowning, of being killed by the person I loved most, finally grabbed me by the shoulders and shook the truth into me.

There are many people today who are in the same denial as I was then. Cruelty to a child, particularly by a parent, is unimaginable and just plain wrong, and for these reasons our minds have a hard time accepting it as fact. That's why stories like Call Me Tuesday are important. As difficult as it may be to believe, the abuse I endured as a child--the abuse described in the book--is 100% true. Only the names, locations and some insignificant identifying details were fictionalized, something I decided to do out of respect for the innocents involved and to spare my family unnecessary embarrassment and shame. Call Me Tuesday is my small attempt to make as many people as possible aware that extreme maltreatment of a child at the hands of a parent does actually happen, an ugly truth I feel everyone needs to know. 
                               

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  • File Size: 652 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007I5PYJ2
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