Blurbs

“With honesty and grace, Catherine McCall shares her remarkable life journey to understand and heal from an extremely abusive childhood. She demonstrates the power of personal resilience and courage in the face of family-based emotional and sexual cruelty. This book inspires survivors to trust themselves, reach out for supportive help, and know that they are not what was done to them in the past.”

     ˜˜ WENDY MALZ, LCSW, DST, author of The Sexual Healing Journey

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“Catherine McCall’s memoir of growing up in an educated, upper middle class family riddled with alcoholism and mental illness, chronicles not only the abuse she endured in childhood, but also the resultant PTSD that she experienced in adulthood, while she and her husband were rearing their children. I know of no other memoir that details without evasion how a married couple in similar circumstances navigates through the layers of healing that are a part of recovering from sexual abuse.”

     ˜˜ PATRICK J. CARNES, Ph.D., author of Out of the Shadows and Don't Call it Love

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Never Tell can give courage, support and hope to anyone chained to a lesser self, a limited life or childhood held captive by forces beyond their control.

This book will take you through the darkest trials of trauma to the road to health and happiness.”

     ˜˜ PAT LOVE, Ed.D., LMFT, LPC, co-author, Never Be Lonely Again

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“Catherine McCall tells her story of incestuous rape and abuse with remarkable grace and passion—and with the dispassionate eye of the professional therapist that she is. She also writes with the passionate soul of a contemplative who has wrestled with the wounding, destructive relationships and discovered the path toward healing. You will find here a memoir of exceptional courage, endurance, and faith.”

     ˜˜ Rev. Donald Cozzens, author, Faith That Dares To Speak and also Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church and others.

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“In this heartfelt memoir, Catherine McCall writes in clear and moving language about the devastation that her father wreaks upon her and her family—about childhood days that turn into frightening nights. Tentative at first, McCall’s compelling voice gains strength as she embarks upon the long journey of healing. What we ultimately hear ... is the sound of a woman’s voice grown powerful, lucid, forgiving, and true.”

     ˜˜ Sue William Silverman, author, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You (Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction) and also Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction

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“In [...Never Tell], Catherine McCall has the courage to tell the deeply personal details of her life and the changes she has been through. In a profound, poignant, and sometimes painful way, she opens the path for us, the readers, to draw from her journey. We take what we can use from hers and leave the rest. She shares a gift of herself, her pain, her fear, her shame, and her ‘not-knowing’. She also shares her spiritual victory and her joy. What more could we ask of a writer? Read it.”

     ˜˜ Patrick T. Malone, M.D., author of The Art of Intimacy

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“A life-changing read...In crisp, lucid prose, the author shares some of the terrors that haunt the abused child's world, and she speaks of her survival and subsequent renewal, as well. This is an important book. It contains the message of hope that only the heart of a true survivor can send.”

     ˜˜By Raymond L Atkins
       2009 and 2014 Georgia Author of the Year
       Author, The Front Porch Prophet and Sorrow Wood

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“Powerful and Candid ...Her direct and unpretentious descriptions grab the reader's attention and never let go... I have read many memoirs on this subject and what makes this book so successful is McCall's uncanny ability to be so open, honest, and detailed. The book should be required reading for all incest survivors and their families, as it shows how forgiveness and honesty can ultimately bring some peace to all of those affected.”

     ˜˜By David M. Mokotoff, MD
       Author, The Moose's Children: Memoir of Betrayal, Death and Survivial

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