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The Resource Surviving domestic violence : voices of women who broke free, Elaine Weiss

Surviving domestic violence : voices of women who broke free, Elaine Weiss

Label
Surviving domestic violence : voices of women who broke free
Title
Surviving domestic violence
Title remainder
voices of women who broke free
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Weiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the stories of 12 women who were victims of domestic violence and who escaped from their abusers to reclaim their dignity and reconstruct their life. The author traveled throughout the United States to interview women who were once in abusive relationships, who left their abusers, and who went on to reconstruct their lives. At first glance, the women who shared their stories with the author appeared to have little in common. They came from all walks of life; some women were well-educated while others barely finished high school and some came from wealthy families while others came from poor families. Some women witnessed terrifying family violence as children while others never heard an angry word, some women were raised by supportive families while others were raised by distant families, and the women came from many different community settings. The abuse inflicted on the women took different forms--physical, sexual, and/or psychological. The stories of the 12 women focus on the corrosive aspects of abuse that represented a daily threat to the women involved, the humiliation and fear caused by the abuse, and the resources and strength of the women who managed to escape from their abusive situations. The stories indicate the women had much in common; they were all in abusive relationships with men and they were determined to reconstruct their lives
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.82/92
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626.2
LC item number
.W42 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Surviving domestic violence : voices of women who broke free, Elaine Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: [Sandy, UT] : Agreka Books, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Author's prologue, 2004 -- Introduction -- About the women -- Acknowledgements -- Section 1. Why don't they just leave? 1. My story : why it took me 8 years, 7 months, and 21 days -- 2. Judy North : it was as though he had an invisible whip -- 3. Many Winchester : I kept trying to get it right -- Section 2. Getting out. 4. Peg McBride : I assembled the jigsaw puzzle -- 5. Carole Curtis : I bided my time -- 6. Becky Pepper : I balanced the fears -- Section 3. After it's over, it's not over. 7. Whitney Benson : will the scars ever heal? -- 8. Andrea Hartley : was it my fault? -- 9. Dawn Kincaid : am I really safe? -- Section 4. Letting go. Going on. 10. Jesusa Fox : I am picturing the future -- 11. Lillia Lopez : I am making a difference -- 12. Maryellen Kasimian : I am stronger than ever -- Afterword by Leigh Neumayer, MD -- Recommend readings -- About the author
Control code
ocm53970770
Edition
Paperback ; New ed..
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781884244278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003027829
System control number
(Sirsi) o53970770
Label
Surviving domestic violence : voices of women who broke free, Elaine Weiss
Publication
Note
Originally published: [Sandy, UT] : Agreka Books, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Author's prologue, 2004 -- Introduction -- About the women -- Acknowledgements -- Section 1. Why don't they just leave? 1. My story : why it took me 8 years, 7 months, and 21 days -- 2. Judy North : it was as though he had an invisible whip -- 3. Many Winchester : I kept trying to get it right -- Section 2. Getting out. 4. Peg McBride : I assembled the jigsaw puzzle -- 5. Carole Curtis : I bided my time -- 6. Becky Pepper : I balanced the fears -- Section 3. After it's over, it's not over. 7. Whitney Benson : will the scars ever heal? -- 8. Andrea Hartley : was it my fault? -- 9. Dawn Kincaid : am I really safe? -- Section 4. Letting go. Going on. 10. Jesusa Fox : I am picturing the future -- 11. Lillia Lopez : I am making a difference -- 12. Maryellen Kasimian : I am stronger than ever -- Afterword by Leigh Neumayer, MD -- Recommend readings -- About the author
Control code
ocm53970770
Edition
Paperback ; New ed..
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781884244278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003027829
System control number
(Sirsi) o53970770

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