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Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A revised edition of the author's classic study on the traumatic effects of incest.
Paperback, Revised, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Penguin (first published 1978)
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This is an excellent book for anyone that knows of someone that has suffered through the horrors of incest, or anyone that has experienced it first hand. Susan forward writes a very comprehensive work about a subject that is taboo and can be explained in difficult terms for the layperson.
Alex Rudder
After Sammi and Heather in class 402 presented their senior exit project on rape and sexual harassment, i found this book in my fathers/mothers bookshelf. In general, I'm not a big fan of reading books that are a non-fiction based book ABOUT a sole topic, containing real stories from those with some kind of experience with the topic. This book is not much different. Although the seriousness of the topic does make it a bit different than the others i have read, it doesn't change the fact that the ...more
Craig Faustus Buck
Dec 03, 2014 Craig Faustus Buck rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Still in print after almost 40 years. Still searing and unfortunately relevant.
Hold back any judgment if you want to venture into the reality of incest. This is a book that tells the truth about sexual abuse within the family unit. It is not a book to just pick up and enjoy; it is dark and disgusting. I feel the author is one sided in her insights; particularly how she treats male perpetrators to women. She gives women an excuse or in my opinion lightens their responsibility when in reality-despite the gender-one chooses to be an abuser.
Robert Cymbala
Very cutting edge.
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One of the nation’s leading therapists, as well as a best selling author, dynamic lecturer and frequent talk-show guest. In addition to her private practice, she has served as a therapist, instructor and consultant for many Southern California psychiatric and medical facilities. She is the author of the #1 New York Times best sellers Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents ...more
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