"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

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.

1 comment:

bookgal said...

Hi, Jenni--

Thanks for posting about Strong at the Heart. It's really good to know that you read it and recommend it for others.

Your posts on books and on abuse issues interest me. Thanks for taking the time to share your reading and your responses.

I, too, post about books--mostly YA and abuse related--on the website blog for Strong at the Heart. You might find other books that interest you there, too.

Carolyn Lehman