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Confessions Of A Cutter: A True Story of Sexual Abuse, Self Mutilation, and Recovery by [Verde, Lisa]
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From the Author

Thank you for reading "Confessions of a Cutter." The book took years to write, and I hope that it brings come comfort and understanding to survivors and their loved ones alike.
Currently I am working on a series of novels about a young girl and her struggle with abuse and wellness, to be released in 2014. Please sign up for the mailing list if you want to be notified about its release: eepurl.com/1Oi5X
Thank you! Be well.

About the Author

Lisa Verde is a writer and artist living in Illinois.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3304 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Publisher: Lisa Verde; 2 edition (April 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z5Y3KQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The reason I liked this book was how accurate it was. The feelings. The times of cutting. What it was like to be in a mental hospital. The only thing I didn't like was the writing style. It was ok, but it was more informational than anything.
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I was absolutely disgusted and disappointed in this book. The fact that she states that the things she's read seem to trivialize cutting, then states that she got over it herself, does just that - makes it seem more simple than it is. Cutting IS an addiction. It's one that I spent time in a treatment center for. Yes, it's as a result of other circumstances & mental illnesses, but it's an addiction, much like drugs or alcohol. People DON'T just stop after adolescence as she suggests at the end (I'd like to know where she gets her facts) and not wanting to talk about it doesn't help to make a topic like cutting any less taboo. In fact, if she did her research, she'd see that yes, it does impact adolescents and young adults the most, but it doesn't end there are plenty of adults, and even the elderly, that self-harm. It may not be in the form of cutting all the time, but self-harm is self-harm. The fact that she proudly states it was "absolutely the right thing to do" is incredibly irresponsible, as if you can only get through a situation successfully with a coping mechanism so destructive. To say she was selfish and self-indulgent for going through this "phase" does an injustice to those who actually suffer with this addiction. It IS beyond their control & implying that it makes them selfish or self-indulgent doesn't do justice to the fact that most self-harm addicts (but apparently not her) try to hide their wounds & scars so that they DON'T impact others. It's a disease of secrets, not bragging and "trophies" as she likes to portray. People in these situations aren't standing around letting people put cigarettes out on them. They're hiding these issues, not flaunting them.Read more ›
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First of all, I just want to say thank you for not having a bunch of misspelled or misused words. Now as far as the book itself, I think she did a wonderful job introducing all of her "issues". There are a few times that it triggered me to cut. I've been a cutter for almost 20 years. She had other things that happened to her in her youth that I have never heard of, but I guess it is something that a lot of children do (don't want to spoil it for you). It was a wonderful book, until the end, this is wear it died. Everything was just "fine". That was it. Didn't really reiterate how or why something helped, just that "it was over". Had the book finished in a real fashion, I would have given it 5 stars. It is a must read for parents or friends who want to understand cutting though.
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It makes me feel whole to have someone like you explain almost perfectly what it is to be a cutter and have a mental illness. Although I'm still struggling I find that cutting is quite effective to distract yourself from inner pain.
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i chose this rating because i loved this book .... making sense to a 13 year old girl ... i myself have never self harmed or been molested .... but i do know kids and people who have and it makes me have a whole new outlook on people who have .... and i think i understand it and there pain a little bit more now ....
i would recommend this book to people of all ages ... it will help you understand more then ever about this subject. i loved it i wish it would've been a longer read.. but its worth the money
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honestly doesn't matter who you are, anyone should take their time to read such difficult times one goes through for years. I really really loved how she got through with herself and became stable. the beginning of the story I immediately related to what was happening to her; throughout her mistakes and carelessness, I knew exactly what she felt. I appreciate her and how she took the time to write about this.
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Interesting, short enough to obsessively read to the very last page, honest and nonjudgmental. It was so nice to read outside the typical cookie cutter memoir to someone with real behaviors as a child, thus complicating the whole process of getting help. I couldn't put the book down, read it in less than one day!
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well written and thought out, but much quicker and shorter than I expected. I thought this book would be written more focusing on the cutting aspect of the author's life, but it hardly addressed this at all. I enjoyed it, but probably would not have purchased it knowing the title had hardly anything to do with the content.
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