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Rebecca O'Donnell

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in Briggsville, The United States
December 20, 1961

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I used to be an abused, suicidal insecurity addict basketcase. Now I'm a happy insecurity addict basketcase who wrote a memoir so others can learn from my dumb mistakes.

Stubbornness

People have the strangest expression on their face when they hear you've been abused. At first, it's sort of like they swallowed a bug: the eyes glaze, the expression freezes but doesn't quite hide the dismay, the momentary pause before launching into speech which is either mesmerized or resistant. It's a taboo subject that polite society shuns, so when a person openly discusses it, society is... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 16, 2013 21:14 Tags: abuse, insecurity, self-help, self-mutilation
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FREAK: The True Story of an Insecurity Addict (Nonfiction)
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Description: Memoir about an incest surviving suicidal basketcase who finally finds a way to change her self loathing mindset.

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“Become your own soulmate. Then you'll always have someone watching your back, and you'll always have someone who loves you.”
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“Whenever Insecurity whispers In your ear, telling you how much you suck, tell it to shut the hell up. Then keep going forward anyway.”
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“Have you ever gotten to a point where you looked at your own life, thought "Fu** this," and reached for the economy-sized Valium? Ah, suicide. So dark and seductive.”
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“Become your own soulmate. Then you'll always have someone watching your back, and you'll always have someone who loves you.”
Rebecca O'Donnell, Freak: The True Story of an Insecurity Addict

“Have you ever gotten to a point where you looked at your own life, thought "Fu** this," and reached for the economy-sized Valium? Ah, suicide. So dark and seductive.”
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“I used to teach at an abused children's home. I told the kids, "You all have a manure pile of memories. Nothing you can do about that. Now you can drown in the stink or turn it into compost and grow a garden. I wouldn't't be as good a teacher to you if I didn't know what you're going through. That way, I make my memories do good instead of letting them eat me. I'm like Herbie from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. I pulled my Bumble's teeth. He's still big and scary but he can't bite me anymore.”
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“Whenever Insecurity whispers In your ear, telling you how much you suck, tell it to shut the hell up. Then keep going forward anyway.”
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“I'm not responsible for what other people think, only for what I am.”
Donald Hamilton, The Big Country

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