Author: Sue William Silverman
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Sue William Silverman was sexually abused by her father from age four to eighteen while her mother denied and allowed the abuse. When Sue's therapist suggested she write down her experience, Sue expected only a paragraph to emerge. Instead, Because I Remember Terror emerged from an almost unstoppable flow of words. Today, Silverman is an award-winning writer, speaker and teacher.
When I read the first chapter of Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, I knew I held in my hands an important book – a book that could change lives. I immediately wished for a box of these books to take around and hand out to people: mothers in denial; young women being molested; grown women who had been abused; men who were abusers; counselors and pastors; anyone who would read the book and "get it!"
Silverman "got it" and does so with a powerful, lyrical voice that is haunting, full of truth and cuts to the truth. What Silverman went through as a child, no child should have to go through. Sadly, many children suffer from sexual abuse. It is unreported, not talked about, ignored, denied—name it—if it can be covered up, it will be. But Silverman's experience, and her outstanding courage to reveal it to the world brings an understanding quite unlike other books about child sexual abuse. It's personal. It's written by a master writer. It's honest—painfully so. It shines a powerful beacon onto the darkest secret the world doesn't want to see. It is triumphant.
Understanding the dynamics of a sexually abused child, the abuser, the household in which the abuse takes place, is paramount to stopping the abuse. Silverman gives readers an unprecedented look into the mind of the abused, the tactics of the abuser, the activities of an enabler, and the damage that is done to a child who should be celebrating their innocence.
Get it. Read it. Pass it on.