Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.
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MY BOOK BEGINNING
I didn't start this healing process until age 56. Prior to that, I had dissociated my abuser's behavior from the abuser. He was my friend, my mentor and my minister. I could not possibly think of him as a predator, so I detached the behavior from the person.
Boys Don't Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse by Randy Ellison. This is the author's own story of a life messed up by childhood sexual abuse and how he healed. It is an honest and moving account.
Randy is now a strong advocate for abuse survivors, working on his own and with the wonderful organization OAASIS.