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28 June 2011

I Never Told Anyone

Bass, Ellen. I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Harper Collins, 1983.

This book is a good companion to Bass's The Courage to Heal, which is a fantastic workbook for those recovering from child abuse. I Never Told Anyone is a compilation of essays and poems written by abuse survivors.  It is definitely not meant to be read in one sitting.  I wouldn't even necessarily recommend reading the entire book.  The stories here are brief, and many are not graphic, so this book is a good choice for a survivor who wishes to convince herself that she is not alone.

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