Lori Cardille, actress,
photographer, cartoonist, relates the impact of surfacing memories of her
childhood abuse. This poignant account, delivered with humor, hopes
to offer compassion to others who are surviving.
The fact that my life would make me a
good guest on a talk show makes me feel shame. Yet I have come to
the point that I have suffered greatly. I have laughed like a
hyena through my life's sorrows. I have cried so hard and long, I
never thought I would stop. I have been a sinner and a saint.
I have written this book for the love
of myself and you. Because of my uncle, whom I trusted and loved,
feared and despised, I was a victim of extreme sexual and mental abuse.
I am finally not
embarrassed to call myself that weak word: victim. I am a
victim and I have a story to tell.
I hope to give
laughter to those who suffer and can relate. I am a proud