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The Secret and Its Price

Marlene Carmen Nappa

Published by Balboa Press
ISBN 10: 1452550441 / ISBN 13: 9781452550442
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Title: The Secret and Its Price

Publisher: Balboa Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 244 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 0.9in.The Secret and Its Price is a wonderful, vivid and compassionate book which takes us on a journey into the secret world of incest. In its pages, Marlene Carmen Nappa takes a risk and shares how her experience impacted her family, her relationships-and ultimately, her entire life. Her story helps the reader appreciate how our original wound may serve as a gateway to new possibilities and healing. This book is like no other book Ive read in the way that it captures the triumph of walking through the pain and finding the courage to speak with vulnerability and openness. -Charlene Tosi Founder of Woman Within Training Author of Discover Your Woman Within Marlene Carmen Nappa has written a moving memoir of childhood incestuous abuse by her father and the subtle and florid long-term effects the abuse has had on her ability to develop relationships and to trust and be intimate with others. Hers is a story of perseverance and determination to get beyond the abuse and its effects and it demonstrates that breaking the silence and posttraumatic growth are both possible. This book is a gift for other sexual abuse survivors looking for inspiration to heal. -Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP Psychologist, Private Practice, Courtois and Associates, PC Washington, DC. Author: Healing the incest wound: Adult survivors in therapy (Revised edition) Recollections of sexual abuse: Treatment principles and guidelines. Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based guide (with Julian Ford). The treatment of complex trauma: A sequenced, relationship-based approach (with Julian Ford)-forthcoming, late 2012 What do you do when you find yourself victimized by those you most love and trust Who is it safe to tell-or is the cost of the truth too high to pay Being forced to carry a terrible secret is like living behind a high wall. From that point of separation, we call out silently and in vain, desperately hoping that perhaps one day, someone will guess the truth and liberate us from our fortress of alienation. In The Secret and Its Price, author Marlene Carmen Nappa leads the reader down the twisted and rocky path she traveled as the victim of childhood incest. Step by step, we follow her, as she sets out on a journey not of her own making and slowly finds her way out of the maze to create a life on her own terms. This heartbreaking story is ultimately the tale of a champion, who miraculously prevails, despite the profound internal fracture created by the weight of the worst possible kind of secret. Readers will be invited to face their own demons, reconcile their own secrets and lies, and live boldly, authentically, and courageously as the author has learned to do-devoted to the light and the truth, no matter the cost. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781452550442

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Synopsis: "The Secret and Its Price is a wonderful, vivid and compassionate book which takes us on a journey into the secret world of incest. In its pages, Marlene Carmen Nappa takes a risk and shares how her experience impacted her family, her relationships-and ultimately, her entire life. Her story helps the reader appreciate how our original wound may serve as a gateway to new possibilities and healing. This book is like no other book I've read in the way that it captures the triumph of walking through the pain and finding the courage to speak with vulnerability and openness.
-Charlene Tosi Founder of "Woman Within" Training Author of Discover Your Woman Within

Marlene Carmen Nappa has written a moving memoir of childhood incestuous abuse by her father and the subtle and florid long-term effects the abuse has had on her ability to develop relationships and to trust and be intimate with others. Hers is a story of perseverance and determination to get beyond the abuse and its effects and it demonstrates that breaking the silence and posttraumatic growth are both possible. This book is a gift for other sexual abuse survivors looking for inspiration to heal.
-Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP Psychologist, Private Practice, Courtois & Associates, PC
Washington, DC. Author: Healing the incest wound: Adult survivors in therapy (Revised edition) Recollections of sexual abuse: Treatment principles and guidelines. Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based guide (with Julian Ford). The treatment of complex trauma: A sequenced, relationship-based approach (with Julian Ford)-forthcoming, late 2012

What do you do when you find yourself victimized by those you most love and trust? Who is it safe to tell-or is the cost of the truth too high to pay? Being forced to carry a terrible secret is like living behind a high wall. From that point of separation, we call out silently and in vain, desperately hoping that perhaps one day, someone will guess the truth and liberate us from our fortress of alienation. In The Secret and Its Price, author Marlene Carmen Nappa leads the reader down the twisted and rocky path she traveled as the victim of childhood incest. Step by step, we follow her, as she sets out on a journey not of her own making and slowly finds her way out of the maze to create a life on her own terms. This heartbreaking story is ultimately the tale of a champion, who miraculously prevails, despite the profound internal fracture created by the weight of the worst possible kind of secret. Readers will be invited to face their own demons, reconcile their own secrets and lies, and live boldly, authentically, and courageously as the author has learned to do-devoted to the light and the truth, no matter the cost.

From the Inside Flap: He seemed to understand how his actions had affected my life; at least, his words sounded genuine. I can still hear his words, "All I want is for you to forgive me and I will do anything you ask, whatever you need from me, I will do it.   I live for the day when you will forgive me".   I wanted to reach out and touch his face and yet I felt as if I was on a battlefield, my warrior facing the enemy who wanted to surrender.  
This is the man I had protected all my life by keeping the secret.
How different it would have been had he not listened to his heart, not been willing to face the risk of my anger and rage.   How different it would have been if I had received the call of his death and had nothing more than the darkness between us to call on as defining our connection.
This book is about secrets and how they shape family connections and relationships.
This is my story.

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