Momma, Why?: A true story of savage parental abuse [NOOK Book]

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"Her name is Diane Jones. Today her presence is calm and warm. I knew her as a quiet, terrified child struggling to grow up, nay, even to stay alive in a large violent matriarchal family. There was no father figure, only a sequence of men. Diane was thirteen years old when I first met her. Through a program in the California Department of Social Services, I had been assigned to be Big Sister to a younger sister of Diane. This younger sister was also badly abused both in maternal violence and in sexual abuse, as was Diane, but to a much lesser

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Overview

"Her name is Diane Jones. Today her presence is calm and warm. I knew her as a quiet, terrified child struggling to grow up, nay, even to stay alive in a large violent matriarchal family. There was no father figure, only a sequence of men. Diane was thirteen years old when I first met her. Through a program in the California Department of Social Services, I had been assigned to be Big Sister to a younger sister of Diane. This younger sister was also badly abused both in maternal violence and in sexual abuse, as was Diane, but to a much lesser degree. I thought of Diane's mother as a raging bull with massive mood swings from manipulative and charming to a cruel, mean and evil woman. I myself was afraid of her. If I had known what was really going on during the years I worked with the family, I would not have had the power to do anything about it. My only hope and motivation at that time was to give them a view of what life was like from a different perspective and thus help them be kinder to their children. I am always appalled by the fact that Social Services felt it was best to keep children connected to their families no matter how monstrous the evil in the home. Twenty-six years later, we are all wiser."

–MELANIE TAYLOR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403364609
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • File size: 142 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Oh.my.god.

    Saddest book in history. Readreadreadreadreadread...pleez.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    Momma, why?: A True Story of Savage Parental Abuse

    The book is good it will hope people that ben abuse out there i gave her a star the book is relly , I can"t not belive it and she is live to tell here story great job ,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    Momma, why?: A True Story of Savage Parental Abuse

    this is steff At&A The book is good i like it i can't belive it ,I will recommended it to anyone ,think you ,Staff

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