Scream Louder!: Through Hell and Healing with an Incest Survivor and Her Therapist

Marsha Utain, Author, Barbara Oliver, With Health Communications $11.95 (267p) ISBN 978-1-55874-019-8
Incest victim Oliver and her therapist, Utain, furnish gripping perspectives on sexual abuse and adult recovery. Oliver, co-host of a Southern California radio talk show, writes with unstinting candor of her trauma and the healing process; at each chapter's end, Utain interprets these experiences and recalls the therapy sessions in which she and her client collaborated. Their book focuses on recovery from co-dependency, a disorder afflicting families that include an alcoholic (or similarly dysfunctional) member. While the authors may place too much importance on the pain her mother's co-dependency caused Oliver--and not enough on the effects of childhood beatings by her father and rape by her stepfather--they offer hope for those willing to confront childhood abuse. 40,000 first printing; author tour. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/1989
Release date: 08/01/1989
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