Thursday, March 5, 2020

Book Beginning: To the Survivors by Robert Uttaro

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



I never thought I would volunteer at a rape crisis center. I always knew rape and sexual assault existed, but for most of my life I did not seriously consider ways in which I could help those affected by sexual violence.

To the Survivors: One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor by Robert Uttaro. This book is a mix of the author's account of his experiences and lessons from working as a rape crisis counselor, essays or speeches by sexual assault survivors, and interviews with some of the survivors.

I wanted to read Robert's book to learn more about adult victims of sexual assault. I work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, but I don't often work with people who were assaulted when they are adults.

FROM THE AUTHOR'S WEBPAGE:
To the Survivors is about my journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus some of my stories as a counselor and educator. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarity raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. I believe anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.



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.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


MY FRIDAY 56

Corey spoke honestly and passionately, and he captivated the audience. It is hard to explain the look on people's faces, but the eyes of most of the people stayed fixated on Corey.




19 comments :

  1. Mr. Linky seems to be missing in action today, Gilion. Is it just me?

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  2. Sounds like an important read.

    Here's my Friday post: https://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2020/03/friday-focus-friday-56-and-book.html

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  3. Must be a hard book to read. Here is my link: LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE

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  4. I haven't read any book like this - it sounds powerful and moving. Here's my link - A Body in the Bath House.

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  5. Wow, this looks like it'd be a really difficult book to get through, but also a powerful one!

    Here's my Friday post.

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  6. Sounds like a tough read.

    Here's my post: https://never-anyone-else.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-friday-56-with-book-beginnings-dry.html

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  7. Sounds like a really emotional read.

    Here is my Friday post: http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2020/03/book-beginnings-on-fridaysthe-friday-56.html

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  8. here's my Book Beginning:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2020/03/first-lines-friday-56-and-bbh-3620.html

    Colletta

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  10. Sounds like an emotional read! I added you to the linky. Here is my link;

    http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/03/the-friday56-instagram56.html

    Happy weekend!

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  11. Sounds like a deep read. Here's my post for this week:
    http://www.nickijmarkus.com/2020/03/weekend-blog-hops-6-march-2020.html

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  12. Sounds like a tough read but a good one.

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  13. This book sounds powerful but like something that would be way too hard for me to read. Here is my Friday's post https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2020/03/06/bookish-memes-on-friday-march-6-2020-features-sky-in-the-deep-by-adrienne-young/

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  14. there is no way i could volunteer for something like that. i am way too vocal about my thoughts and feelings
    sherry @ fundinmental

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