Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

Audra at Unabridged Chick is hosting in February.  Stop by her terrific blog for reviews, giveaways, interviews, and more.

One book came into my house last week that means a lot to me:

The Journal of My Broken Life by Carolee J. Horning.

Carolee is my friend, my former client, and a wonderful, brave woman who came forward and sued the Portland Archdiocese for the sexual abuse she suffered as a young teenager at the hands of her priest.  While victims of sexual abuse have the right to sue without disclosing their name, Carolee wanted to use her own name and to get her story out in the hopes it would help other victims have the strength to come forward and talk about what happened to them.

Carolee drew on journal entries and work with her counselor to write this book -- her account of her abuse, her lawsuit, and her path from victim to survivor.  It is an honest, straight-from-the-heart story and I am so proud of her for telling it.

I would recommend this book for anyone who works with or supports child abuse victims, as well as any victims working on their own healing.

Way to go, Carolee!

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