Diamond in the Dark: Leaving the Shadow of Abuse

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With so much written, rumored, told, and retold about Marilyn Monroe, it’s amazing to consider how much we still don’t know. On the screen she was iconic, radiant, and yet her talent so rarely earned her respect. In life she was intelligent, brilliant, and yet regarded as little more than Hollywood’s blonde bombshell.She was the wife of baseball stars and playwrights and the plaything of the president. She was full of life, even as drugs and depression drove her ever-closer to death.But who was the real Marilyn Monroe, beyond the hit films and the headlines? Take away Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Prince and the Showgirl, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits, and who was the Norma Jean underneath?Psychoanalyst and longtime biographer Dr. Alma Bond has explored the hidden lives of remarkable women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Camille Claudel. Now she turns her analytical eye to the untold story of Marilyn Monroe, the woman everyone wanted to see and touch, but whom almost no one actually wanted to know.Dr. Bond imagines, in detail, a several-year stretch during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Marilyn, an exceedingly fragile figure, submits to analysis on the couch of Manhattan psychoanalyst Dr. Darcy Dale. When Marilyn returns to Hollywood, their sessions turn to correspondence as the truth of Marilyn’s final years is revealed.Brilliantly, entertainingly, and movingly, Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch shows just what lay beneath Marilyn’s iconic beauty. Dr. Dale, a fictional stand-in for the author, sees Marilyn Monroe as few ever have, both inside and out, and transfers those insights to readers. It’s impossible to imagine anyone providing a better, more complete, intimate, and unforgettable understanding of this truly remarkable, even pivotal figure in film and sexual history.

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Phyllis Hain was born in Alabama and grew up in the Gulf Coast of Florida. During twenty-one years of work as a U.S. Navy Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and a Family Advocacy Educator, she taught well over 20,000 students. Working alongside military and community law enforcement, she helped educate first-responders on how to properly document incidents and how to provide sensitive, effective treatment and support to victims of sexual assault. She responded to hundreds, if not thousands, of victims in crisis--all during a career in which she received hundreds of hours of training in the field of domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault and victim intervention, and the correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Highlights of Phyllis's DoD service include: working on the National Joint Task Force in Washington D.C., which studied the problem of sexual assault in the military; working with the National Organization for Victims' Assistance; serving as Vice President of Northwest Florida's Victim Coalition; and being selected NASP s Civilian of the Year for her contribution to the Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program.

Inspired by interviewing, and responding to, many courageous victims and survivors of abuses, she decided to undergo what turned out to be the multi-year ordeal of writing a memoir about her own tumultuous life as the victim of child abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and spousal abuse.

She and Captain Robert Hain, Medical Corps, (USN Ret.) have been happily married for more than twenty years. The two are now enjoying retirement together in the very place she spent her formative years--Pensacola, Florida.

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Phyllis Brown Hain's story shocks, challenges, and engages the reader. It's her hardball account of the complexities of violence against women, its profound and traumatic impact on them, and their often long journey to a place of healing. Ultimately, hers is a story of hope and even promise that there is a way out--that women are able to break the cycle. --Niki Fiedler, LCSW, Former Family Advocacy Representative, Fleet & Family Support Center

Diamond in the Dark was a great, captivating memoir. From the beginning, I found myself engrossed in the life of the narrator, and grew increasingly concerned for her well-being. Not only were these recollections entertaining to read, but there can be no doubt about their immense usefulness for abuse victims. Whether it is mental, physical, or sexual abuse, Diamond in the Dark relates to them all. Reading Diamond in the Dark can help many people to heal, or even help abuse victims to speak up. While I have no experience with abuse, this book certainly sheds light on a problem that is never really solved. Its ending included a great call to action that makes the solutions and prevention methods known, so that anyone can do their part to help. --Vincent Dajani, Towson, MD

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