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Little Madhouse on the Prairie: A True-Life Story of Overcoming Abuse and Healing the Spirit Paperback – March 22, 2012
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The title alone is enough to make you want to pick up the book and read it. It is a heartfelt and often painful to read account of a childhood weighed down by abuse, alcoholism, incredible hardship and abandonment. The book is extraordinary in that it shows very clearly that it is possible to overcome such a dismal and unpromising past and go on to achieve a happy and normal life. Whether you are yourself the victim of childhood abuse or you know someone who is, this book will help you realize that there is a way out of the painful past. -- Addiction Recovery Magazine, November 2011
Growing up as a farmer's daughter on the prairie, surrounded by lush green fields, should have been idyllic. Instead, generations of family dysfunction and fear created a nightmarish childhood of abuse and abandonment that took Marion a lifetime to overcome. Here is her life story, told with soul-baring detail, about the journey from anger and shame, to awareness and acceptance, and eventually -- forgiveness. This heartfelt tale of recovery is told with a loving spirit that proves to the reader that yes, there is always hope, and always a pathway back to grace. --Independent Publisher Magazine, December 2010
Life on the farm is not always the serene and happy picture it was on television. "Little Madhouse on the Prairie" is the memoir of Marion Witte, telling her own story of growing up in a small farm house, where she faced abuse from her mother on a regular basis, and which took her years to recover from. Stating how she overcame her own traumatic childhood, and with plenty of wisdom for those now facing the same, "Little Madhouse on the Prairie" is an insightful look at the dark side of rural life. --Midwest Book Review, October 2010
From the Author
Why I Wrote This Book. My wish is that others will come to understand there really is no amount of pain or suffering that the human spirit is unable to overcome. It is possible to heal your life, and to reach a state of peace and joy, no matter what your present or past circumstances. With deep humility, I offer my life and my journey as an example of how awareness, acceptance and forgiveness can lead to compassion, understanding and healing.
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I think in every family there is some abuse whether it's verbal, emotional, or physical. In the 50's it was common to "spare the rod and spoil the child" and most parents firmly belived that philosphy. It must have been hard for Marion to re-live her childhood in writing the book. What a gift to others!
More power to this good author !
Marion chooses to focus on the journey of overcoming abuse. She tells of the effects of what she endured because of the abuse, but even more importantly the recovery involved in surviving abuse. She does not focus on the what, so much as the why, and the way out.
The journey is difficult, yet Marion Witte reaches deep within herself to overcome years, even generations of abuse. She sets forth an example for others on similar journeys of their own.
Marion searches for herself through many sources from medical professionals to spiritual shaman. What we sometimes cannot understand, we must learn to accept in order to heal and overcome. Forgiveness is the key to healing. Ultimately, Marion does find herself and healing. She also finds she has much to offer and share. Marion sets herself free, through acceptance, forgiveness and healing.
Marion Witte's message is important. It is one about overcoming abuse and healing the spirit. The world is a better place because of Marion Witte and her brave and honest book.