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The Unspoken Truth: A Memoir

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, I was tucked warm and safe in my bed with a loving family to protect me. In the blink of an eye it all changed before my pretty baby blues. The grim reality of a mentally ill mother and a dying brother had become my nightmare. The reality that ripped my family apart and sent my distraught father running, leaving me to deal with m ...more
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Published October 6th 2016 by Lisa Zarcone
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Robert Sherriff
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Tears I cry tears that flow from reading this book let,s me see the strength by Lisa. The brutality of life that Lisa was subject to. It reminded me a lot of my own story. I cried not only for Lisa I cried for the world and me. This has to stop let children be children let them dream laugh giggle sing dream these fairy tales. God has given us children to love bring up with good Moriarty God Church and good parents that love there children. Lisa has shown she is a strong person Lisa is now a voic ...more
Jessica Lucci
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book is like talking to your successful, beautiful, smart, and kind best friend, and finding out she is a survivor of heartbreaking childhood abuse, rape, bullying, and mistreatment. Lisa Zarcone's memoir flows with natural conversational tones, while speaking treacherous truths. From the death of her beloved brother, and the ensuing grief, to the brutal physical and verbal attacks by her mother, negligence from her father, and living a life of fear with a peer who continually raped ...more
Sara H. J.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Unspoken Truth is one of the best memoirs I've ever read. It was not only heartbreaking, but makes you take true awareness of the atrocities many children still live in our modern societies.
People that had a difficult life and had struggled to survive, are worthy of admiration, because they managed to overcome their past and their wounds to light the way for others to step into freedom and hope. They become the guardians and angels of so many in despair, and the author has so well shown thi
Lisa Zarcone
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my personal memoir of my life growing up with my severely mentally ill mother. My struggles along the way have brought me to this very moment. Publishing my story for the world to see and ending the era of silence once and for all. I found my Voice and by writing my story I am giving others a voice that thought they never had one!

I write my story through the eyes of a child and bring the reader right into the moment as it is happening from the child perspective.

Deep, Raw, Riveting.

Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was not what I expected. I started reading it and could not put it down. What Lisa had to suffer through is unbelievable. You never hear of these things until it is to late to help. This is a remarkable story of survival and learning to live with mental illness.

This is a must read book that will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.
Kathy Picard
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read not only for survivors but those that are professionals in the mental abuse fields. A wonderful, to the point presenter as well! Thank you Lisa for writing your story to share with many!!
Rob Brown
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, powerful book. Lisa Zarcone sheds light on a very disturbing subject that's hidden under subterfuge in our society. She displayed much courage to discuss her book when she came on my radio show. This book hits at the heart of a tragic issue and exposes some realities about family life that we often choose to ignore. Purchase this book.
Janet Bentley
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read memoir. What an amazing story of courage and inspiration. Lisa is a courageous woman to bare her truth in such a raw and open way and all to help others know that there is hope. I loved that it was written from the perspective of a child. Gripping.

Thank you Lisa for the gift of you.
Daniel Blanchard
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"As someone who can relate to what Lisa went through better than I would really want to be true, Lisa's book, "The Unspoken Truth" was very impactful and empowering to me. I couldn't put her book down because I'm always rooting for the underdog to somehow come out on top against all odds. Lisa and the, "Unspoken Truth" did not disappoint me. For anyone in anykind of relationship with someone who has a mental illness, this is a must-read book!"
Orlando Ramos
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author shares very intimate details about her past.... I'm sure it was not an easy task, but that’s what the art of writing is all about. Good writing involves vulnerability & unfiltered candor. Readers want to get lost in a story; they want to read about things that most people are afraid to say out loud.
The author does a good job is describing her emotions. Good book!
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Remarkable read and Tells the story from the heart.
Himanish Prabhakar
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I was invited to read this book. But after actually have read it, I would say that I was missing something very important topic. I need to admit that this book made me cry at some moments. There is some painful moments expressed in the book and they made me so sad when I know that the book is not a matter of fiction but a biography.

This is absolutely something else that I never expected to read. I want to point out one very important thing that this book showers a light on the matter of the curr
Bonnie Regula
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read for someone who can relate to having a difficult childhood with a dysfunctional family. Although every family and every trial is different, I can relate to certain aspects of this book. I feel that Lisa is a true survivor and has given me the beginning to a long journey of healing some of my past wounds. This book is something that should be passed along onto all females who feel like they are the blame as to how things happened to them in their lives. We are not to bla ...more
Dominique Decoster
Jun 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
I wanted to read this book because I saw the author speak at a social work conference. I found it to be surprisingly poorly written, with spelling errors, incomplete sentences and use of vulgar vocabulary. The author describes how horrible her mother treated her. However, she never detaches from her and keeps sleeping in the same bed even when she reaches adulthood. She ends the book with praise of her parents, as if she had a great childhood. This is one of the most poorly written books I have ...more
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I am a wife, mother of three, grandmother of three, author, advocate, public speaker and blogger. Visit my website for my latest blog posts, poetry and find out what I am up to next!

I wrote my personal memoir to bring awareness to child safety/abuse and mental health isses/stigmas. I share my story to promote healing and offer hope to all who suffer silently with the same unspoken truths as myself
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