BookView Review: Leading by Example: Dealing with Childhood Trauma as a Type-A Somewhat-Sorta-Kinda-Occasional Adult by Kelsey Quinn

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Pub date July 9, 2021

ISBN 978-0578949475

Price $13.99 (USD) Paperback, $4.99 Kindle edition

Book excerpt

Quinn recounts her experience of living through childhood abuse, offering a step-by-step journey toward self-awareness and healing in her candid debut. Through her own story of suffering constant abuse and neglect at her father’s hands, Quinn exposes the destructive nature of physically and emotionally abusive, unavailable parent. Her devastating relationship with her father created a sense of neglect and abandonment, leaving her angry and confused. As she tried to discover ways to heal from the pain caused by her traumatic experience, she realized that in order to free herself, she needed to find forgiveness, empathy, and understanding while investing in both old and new positive relationships. With skill and perception, Quinn enables readers to better understand this kind of toxic relationship and to create a healthy path of healing (she argues that complete healing is difficult to come by but one can try and improve one’s life). Quinn’s candid real-life stories and revealing insight lead the reader to a better understanding of how to move forward when the pain of past trauma becomes too much. Part memoir and part self-help, the book makes for an excellent read for people suffering from emotional trauma owing to their earlier life of living through childhood abandonment and abuse.

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