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Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and ThrivingIn Scared Selfless, Dr Michelle Stevens takes readers on a remarkable journey Her account of childhood traumatold with candor and, yes, even witand how she found the strength and resilience to ultimately recover and triumph is an inspiration not just to other survivors, but to us all The book is a guide for anybody seeking to overcome challenges and lead a richer and fuller life.Arianna Huffington Scared Selfless is a riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success.Michellesextraordinarylife story anddiligent, compassionate work as a therapist teaches us that, with true grit determination, its possible to overcome the worst adversity.Scared Selflessoffers courage, strength, and resilienceto anyone who desires a better life.Dave Pelzer, author, A Child Called It Scared Selflessis a compelling read about choosing your path in life and owning that decision Dr Phil A beautifully written bookwith honesty and humorThrough grit and hard work, what begins as Grand Guignol finishes with a big Hollywood ending Vanity Fair A testament to hope PeopleSome books should be read Dr Michelle Stevens book must be read Prepare to cringe, to sob, and to rejoice This is a captivating yet harrowing read of innocence denied, a childhood obliterated, parental indifference, grotesque and serial predation, psychopathy, and institutional inadequacies But one has to exhale to be fair, because that is not all This is a story about the psychological legacy of abuse, the struggle to survive a troubled mind, the challenges of finding elusive help and about finally and triumphantly finding redemption through the most unapologetic example of personal grit Ive ever read I could not put this book down and neither will you, not if you care about others, not if you care about children There are heroes and there are giants in this world Dr Stevens is both.Joe Navarro, Special Agent Ret and author of Dangerous PersonalitiesMichelle Stevens has written a fierce, honest account of her life that will stay with any reader long after the last page has turned This book does to explain what it feels like to live with the effects of trauma than anything I ve ever read It s the rare book that s both personal and clinical It should be a resource and an inspiration not just to survivors but to those who love and seek to understand them.Sara Corbett, co author of A House in the SkyWhat an astonishing and extraordinary book I wasn t planning to read the whole book in one sitting, but I literally couldn t put it down In a few brief hours I experienced shock, dismay, and eventually hope as Michelle Stevens shared her remarkable journey Then I told five friends, You have to read this book Now I am telling you You have to read this book It is a story that has to be told I celebrate Michelle Stevens for having the courage to write it It will mesmerize you, confound you, and eventually inspire youas you realize that anything, no matter how horrificcan be overcome Jack Canfield, coauthor of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soulseries and The Success Principles How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Courageous and insightful, Stevens book is not only important for the light it sheds on some of the effects of extreme sexual abuse It also provides hope to survivors that living a successful and satisfying life is absolutely possible A raw and powerful account from a survivor of unspeakable abuse Kirkus ReviewsOccasionally, a book comes along that absolutely takes my breath away Scared Selfless is such a bookI could Not Put It DownIt is as harrowing as it is deeply engrossing What I hadnt prepared myself for was this a tale that, in the end, would leave me in the presence of such unrelenting beauty, grace, and hope Dr Stevens is not only a remarkable storyteller, she is also an extraordinary healer Her greatest balm is that of her unflinching personal truth, laid bare on these pages.Michelle Burford, coauthor with Michelle Knight of Finding MePowerful GoodHousekeeping.comNow in paperback, a powerful and inspirational memoir of a shocking and improbable journey from torture to recovery.Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her She s only eight years old, posing for her mother s boyfriend, Gary Lundquist an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years Stevens can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life She s in cap and gown, receiving her Ph.D in psychology and the university s award for best dissertation.The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture, loss, and mental illness to healing, recovery, and triumph that is Stevens s powerful memoir, Scared Selfless In this harrowing tale, Stevens, who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist, sheds light on the all too real threat of child sexual abuse, its subsequent psychological effects, and the best methods for victims to overcome their ordeals and, ultimately, thrive Scared Selfless is both an examination of the extraordinary feats of the mind that are possible in the face of horrific trauma and Stevens s courageous testament to their power. 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  1. By the time Michelle Stevens was 13, she had been her mother s boyfriend s sex slave for 5 years The memories of him remained a destructive force in her life, tugging at the frayed strings of her mental stability and will to live She had PTSD, tried to kill herself with pills twice and developed multiple personalities AND YET I m putting this in caps because it s such an exceptional accomplishment THIS IS A TRULY INSPIRING, AT TIMES HILARIOUS, AND ALWAYS INSIGHTFUL MEMOIR It took about 15 years, 3 hospitalizations, and multiple suicide attempts to work through Gary s dark legacy En route to healing herself, she grew fascinated in how the mind absorbs and deals with trauma, and her fascination to study it further and further until she eventually earns a PhD with a thesis that tells her own story as a case study Emboldened and empowered by her remarkable journey to healing, she was inspired...

  2. Scared Selfless is a first person account of child abuse, sex trafficking, child pornography and how one child grew into a woman who not only worked to overcome such horrors, but went on to become a licensed psychologist in order to help others make the transition from fear to love As a counselor with over 25 years exp...

  3. This was a hard book to read being a victim of child sexual abuse I read it over a weekend and had different emotions while reading it I felt guilty reading the details of what was going on in her life at the time, maybe because I had hid my m...

  4. It was an awesome book I loved the fact that even though Michelle went through hell.she overcame and conquered her fears I suffer from PTSD myself and although it is not from abuserather from multiple major car accidents I learned a great deal I am still in counseling and making great progress, although I still have my bad days as well Injuries after injuriesplus 13 surgeries and facing another it has been gruesome at times...

  5. In a first for me, I could.not.put.this.book.down until i reached the last page I read memoirs, autobiographies, true crime never has any account changed my mind as completely as this story To this day I still don t understand grown women who proclaim to love their abusers Those who allow their children to be abused are despicable, like the author s mother, who had no reason to fear for her own safety Prior to reading this book, I also could not understand why children don t tell The author has done a wonderful job in explaining why, in a way that...