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His Puppet No More!: a memoir Paperback – April 8, 2011
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From Kirkus Reviews
A hopeful self-help-style memoir about overcoming molestation, rape and incest.
“I genuinely wanted to share my story and in doing so hoped it would help others find their path to healing,” writes Romano. She takes care to warn of the difficult content: She openly discusses molestation, rape, incest, pregnancy, abortions, drug use and suicide. Most affecting are the forced sexual encounters she suffered from the age of 4 through adulthood. Amid the descriptions are nuggets of eloquent honesty. “There were times when I became confused and wondered why I was left alone, untouched,” she remembers of her childhood after abuse began. Romano goes on to address her fear of beginning therapy and, since Dean used drugs to abuse her, the trepidation she felt in pursuing treatment with antidepressant medication. Poignant descriptions of crucifixes and a life-changing revelation at a stoplight are the most powerful passages in the book.
A tasteful self-portrait that promotes dignity and eschews pity.
About the Author
Rena Groom-Romano is a Certified Speaking and Leadership Coach and Speaker. A portion of the proceeds of the book, will benefit two charities committed to the end of child abuse. www.thecentre.org/ and www.erinmerryn.net/erins-law.html
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Bringing the topic of child abuse to reality can be a horrific thought. Rena Romano has opened a door to her soul in this book with enough detail leaving one with the question, "Can this be real?" Rena takes you to the places she has been. Your heart will ache as you walk in her footsteps chapter by chapter. Rena has done a phenomenal job in uncovering the secret life she once lived. Rena has since reclaimed her life and now writes with passion about her experiences in her feat to educate our society. His Puppet No More!: a memoir