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Book Description

Arms Akimbo captures one woman’s journey toward healing and wholeness as she struggles to overcome the damage caused by childhood sexual abuse. Over the course of three years, Audrey Roth kept a journal of her fears, rage, grief, and love as she faced her demons, the ghost of her father, and her seeming inability to be fully present for her beloved daughter. Delving into her childhood, she discovered horrors that she had never fully understood. Writing in both prose and accessible, poignant poetry, she shares her highs and lows, joys and suicidal thoughts, and bursts of energy and enervation, all in the service of finding peace. Audrey’s triumphs are an inspiration to all who strive to overcome shadows of the past.

About the Author

Audrey Roth is a mother, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker and punster. Although she has published a number of articles in legal publications, and has coauthored a chapter in Deal Strategies for Venture Capital and Private Equity Lawyers with Frederic Rubinstein, this is Audrey’s first book. She lives in Maynard, Massachusetts, with her spouse and their rescue cats, Samson and Hercules (although it’s unclear who rescued whom…). She cannot believe that her daughter is almost 18 years old and will be leaving the nest in another year.
Product Details

Book Details:

  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Wheatmark (April 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604943467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604943467
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

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