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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival by Patricia Eagle is a heartbreaking tale of sexual abuse. Patricia suffered sexual abuse from her father from the time she was four until she turned thirteen. In this narrative, she captures the experience in a voice that is engaging and she shares her pain with readers honestly. One of the things that made the experience more painful is the fact that her mother did nothing to stop it. Follow her story as she struggled with the memories and how the experience impacted her life and her relationships.
In the quick note at the start of this story, the author explains the reason why this book is written: “This is a story about how my life was impacted by sexual abuse. It is a story about suppressing sexual abuse memories, having those memories surface, doubting them, then learning how to acknowledge and live with those memories in the healthiest ways possible.” This is a story that is courageously told and the author lifts the veil of secrecy to allow readers to see her vulnerability and her pain. From the hurt, the confusion, the denial, and ultimate acceptance of this ugly part of her history, she shares her experiences and how her sexual abuse affected the way she saw herself, thought about love and regarded others. Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival is a painful story with a message of hope for readers; a message that tells readers that they can heal and that they can reclaim their lives after sexual abuse. It's a captivating story that makes a powerful case for the millions who suffer the pain of sexual abuse in silence.