Dancing on the Head of a Pin

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I do my own thing, march to the beat of my own drummer, rail against the norm, laugh in the face of convention, except when it really matters.

In this inspiring memoir, Pamela McCreary recounts with refreshing honesty her life inside the secret society of Mormonism. Raped at nineteen, she is certain it is her punishment for disobedience, and so attempts to design a righteous, and thereby, safe life. Married at the age of twenty-one in the Mormon Temple in Washington D.C., McCreary embarks on a life of motherhood and homemaking. Hoping to find security and fulfillment, she turns her back on the over-riding passion of her life. In the process she loses herself, her religion, and the love she desires above all. McCreary's journey of reclamation, reconciliation, and faith is both poignant and funny. This is a story for anyone who has ever lost hope and heart, and needs to believe in the healing power of love.

"Pamela McCreary sees the world through intelligent, funny, unsparing, but ultimately optimistic, eyes. Her story is often sad, but never depressing. It will inspire and liberate the many readers who feel trapped in their lives. Others will find it a fascinating study of a brave human being finding her way out of a situation that often seemed impossible to leave. Enjoy Pamela's wit and greatheartedness." -Martha Beck, New York Times best-selling author and monthly columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine

"Up from the ashes. Pamela McCreary recounts with strong emotion and, yes, humor how she re-built her life after estrangement from her family, her church, and, in many ways, herself. It is an inspiring journey of self-fulfillment." -Dick Kreck, author of Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family

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