19 April 2010
Strong at the Heart
Lehman, Carolyn. Strong at the Heart: How it feels to heal from sexual abuse. New York: Melanie Kroupa Books, 2005.
This book chronicles nearly a dozen stories of men and women who have survived childhood sexual abuse. They tell the story of their abuse, of their silence, of their eventual speaking out and healing. It is not an easy book to read, but it was a good reminder to me that I am not alone and that healing is possible.
I do recommend this book to those who are abuse survivors. I don't necessarily recommend it to the general populace, except as a reminder that the nearest abuse survivor could be at the next desk at work, the next table at a restaurant, the next car on the road.