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Playing Dead: A Memoir of Terror and Survival by [Monique Faison Ross, Gary M. Krebs]

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Monique Faison Ross was born in San Francisco and grew up as an only child in San Diego, California. She considers herself an accidental author. She recently accepted a seat on the Fatality Review Task Force for Connecticut. Her writings have appeared in Lilith Magazine and other publications. Monique is married and lives in Connecticut. She has four children and one grandchild.

Janina Edwards, an Earphone Award-winning narrator, is a graduate of the acting program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Novelist, screenwriter, nonfiction author, book collaborator, literary agent, and former book publisher and editor, Gary M. Krebs is the founder of GMK Writing and Editing, Inc. He received his BFA from the Dramatic Writing Program, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU). Gary has collaborated on numerous books, including Playing Dead (with Monique Faison Ross), Wealth Made Easy (with Dr. Greg S. Reid), and Creating Sales Stars (with Stephan Schiffman). He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his family and two cats.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.


"Playing Dead is poignant and compelling, arousing the anger of the reader and their sense of compassion for the victim. It is bold and told with unwavering honesty. It is easy to applaud the courage and intelligence of Monique Faison Ross, especially at the moment when she feigns death to escape the cruelty of her husband. She is wise and she makes decisions to protect herself, something that is rare in people who suffer from a cycle of abuse. The writing is beautiful and the chapters are well-crafted, each chapter ending with a curious note that pushes the reader to turn to the next page. Playing Dead: A Memoir of Terror and Survival is a gripping real-life story that gives readers chills and has them rooting for the author. A powerful indictment of domestic and spousal violence!" Christian Sia, Readers' Favorite 

"Most stories of abuse chart physical and psychological challenges. By going a step further to document social safety programs, ineffective efforts, and many circumstances where the author felt she wouldn't survive, readers receive a thought-provoking probe that goes beyond most to document various levels of survival and recovery--economically, psychologically, physically, legally, and socially.
Her story is one that needs to be widely disseminated. It's a powerful portrait of manipulation, psychological and physical violence, and the options for moving forward and away from a life of terror." 
Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B088WGKR55
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ WildBlue Press (July 30, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 30, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2051 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 246 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

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