Cathy Kezelman’s book is an inspiring account of her quest as an adult to confront and then move past the deep psychic trauma of her sexual abuse as a child. Remarkably the author illuminates the defence of dissociation and gives voice to the fragmented parts into which, in order to survive, her childish self disintegrated. The book is a testament to a wonderful therapist, a loving husband and the author’s own courage in reclaiming lost parts of herself and integrating them into a whole self for the first time in her adult life. It provides hope that despite childhood trauma a good life can still be achieved.
Dr. Susan Kempler