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With Evans's encouragement and guidance, JoAnn uncovered a childhood of poverty and abuse of every kind. Born to an unwed teenager in rural Georgia, she endured beatings, hunger, and constant verbal abuse, and was forced into prostitution by her grandfather before she even started first grade. But out of these terrible memories of her family emerged a surprising element of grace, as she began to recall the kindness of two neighbors, an elderly black couple she knew only as "Honey" and "the Man." For a brief time they were her surrogate parents, showing her the only affection she knew as a child, saving both her life and her sanity.
In Childhood's Thief, electrifying chapters taken directly from JoAnn's notebooks alternate with Rose Mary Evans's account of the progress of JoAnn's treatment, the range of therapeutic techniques she explored, and the profound effect this extraordinary patient had on her own life, both professionally and personally.
More than a fascinating case study, Childhood's Thief is a story of rare courage, demonstrating the resiliency of the human spirit and the transforming power of love.
This is the dramatic true story of JoAnn, a successful woman who came to therapist Rose Mary Evans for help in dealing with severe depression and to discover why she could remember nothing of her childhood. In therapy, JoAnn was able to unlock youthful memories of physical and mental abuse, prostitution, and murder.
|1.||From the Therapist's Chair||1|
|2.||A Clever Locksmith||9|
|3.||Cantaloupes and Overripe Bananas||18|
|4.||Scared to Death||36|
|5.||Through a Window Newly Washed||44|
|6.||The Sissinghurst Approach||61|
|7.||See Spot Run||71|
|8.||A Crisis of Faith||89|
|13.||A Phantom Mirror||146|
|14.||Between Black and White||162|
|15.||"But, Grandpa, Mr. Lincoln Freed the Slaves."||172|
|16.||Like an Unshed Tear||188|
|17.||Alone in Timbuktu||203|
|18.||The Plots Thicken||220|
|19.||In the Beginning ...||238|
|20.||Fences and Neighbors||254|
|23.||The Fox Is Got||302|
|25.||... A Blessing on My Head||336|
|26.||Follow-up: A Work Still in Progress||356|