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Miss America by Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love Paperback – January 1, 2003
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"Miss America by Day" outlines ways to prevent abuse and seeks to enlighten readers so they can understand the trauma. -- The Denver Post - May 19, 2003
..written with emotional power - whether you're a survivor or a parent... -- Rocky Mountain News, June 2, 2003
This book had such a profound impact on me, I flew from Charleston, SC to Denver, to thank Marilyn personally. -- Cindy Tew - Charleston, SC
This is the most important book I have read on healing, conquering shame and the question of forgiveness. -- Shelli Hill Snyder - Davie, FL --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Won 1st place in the prestigious Writers Digest national competition. 1900 books were entered in 9 categories. Won 1st place in the 'most inspirational" book category...the only book in Colorado to win a 1st place award. Won 3 more awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I found that I could not put this book down! I really connected to Marilyn and her story. So much so that I was so proud (really proud, like the feeling a mom has for her children-proud) of her when she started to speak out and help others, proud and inspired. This seems to be an area that provides so much healing for survivors. I also loved that Marilyn covered the mind-body connection at the end, educating the reader on the real and extensive physical symptoms and manifestations of stress and trauma to the body. I think that was brilliant, and I hope it sparks an interest in other readers to read more about that (Marilyn references Christianne Northrup's book on this topic).
Marilyn is an absolute gem, and her work has done so much to educate society on this topic. I am very inspired by her!
I have read this book 3 or 4 times now, and there are certain parts that I read and re-read. Marilyn is a woman of such courage, strength, faith, and confidence. I can relate to her because she puts that smile on her face and everyone thinks everything is fine and dandy, but sometimes a smile just covers up all the pain - I know. I have not experienced incest, however I have experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault. I always blamed myself because no one was there to provide assistance for me. I got counseling for myself only as an adult, and still have not uncovered and dealt with everything that I would like to.
This book is so helpful in understanding how powerful, yet insecure and hurtful people intimidate and traumatize others to do their will. And, the victims so often suffer in silence because society doesn't see, doesn't want to see, doesn't care, or cannot do enough about the situation to improve it or stop it - ie - Mr. vanDerber being untouchable due to his power.
This is such a sad, but powerful story. Marilyn found ways to survive and protect herself when her "mother" could not and would not. One is as bad as the other - the mother who allowed her husband to rape their daughters AND the father who raped his daughters, repeatedly, for YEARS! People are sooooooo sick! At times, this book was just too overwhelming for me to read, but I always went back to it and kept going. It is the book that I still pick up and read because I am just so amazed at Marilyn's courage and strength in herself. She is also so blessed to have such a wonderful husband - and the preacher who helped them when they were teens. Where are the rest of the good men out there? Are there any more?