By Paul R. Abramson
Sarah is the precise case background of a UCLA undergraduate, written through a UCLA psychology professor. it's a precise case of mental survival. regardless of vicious sexual abuse, Sarah has controlled to evolve, continue to exist, and develop.
Balancing the serious emotional impression of Sarah’s first-person account, Dr. Abramson’s remark is interpolated in the course of the list of Sarah’s existence. Sarah’s tale was once bought from seven months of interviewing, plus her diaries, drawings, relations photos, and 4 years of follow-ups, correspondence, and observations. This e-book is important in that it files mental answer within the face of never-ending abuse and trauma. Dr. Abramson presents an strange standpoint by way of focusing much less at the harm linked to abuse and extra on Sarah’s slow improvement of winning technique of coping and surmounting damaging styles. He writes:
If you learn rigorously, in among the abuse and self-destructive behaviors, Sarah emerges as an lively, striving person. Sarah doesn't provide up—she is appalled, indignant, depressed and burdened, yet she retains battling to keep up her integrity. The answer of Sarah’s existential obstacle was once the emergence of religion in herself.