Gripping and incredibly powerful
A moving story of intense traumatic abuse and heartwarming inspiration.
It is about one man’s journey out of darkness, through shining a light on the past fighting a gruelling battle for decades against his long-buried memories.
Sensitively and honestly written, it highlights the terrifying experiences of child abuse without shying away from the harsh realities of the subject.
This book makes readers understand the complexity of abuse, learn how he survived much hardship and how he eventually came out triumphant. The twists and turns throughout the novel keep me eagerly reading on. I loved the Poem” How You?” representing the author’s life at the end of the book. This is not a Memoir for the Faint-hearted.
Loved these lines from the book:
Don’t go looking for trouble, but sure as hell don’t run from it like a coward either.
Moving past the hurt sometimes allows you to see the good in people that has been obscured by the pain.
Our pasts are not “fixed,” and we cannot remain “stuck” as long as we are provided a blanket of emotional safety—and summon the courage to question, confront, and challenge the assumptions we make about ourselves and our pasts.