The Parentectomy - A Memoir: A Perspective On Rising Above Parental Alienation

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In a "winner takes all" culture, children caught in divorce have become the grand prize.

Experts claim parental alienation has reached epidemic proportions in our country. ...
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Overview

Great news for bookstores! The Parentectomy is enrolled in Xlibris' Book Returnability Program, which gives booksellers the convenient option of returning excess stocks through Ingram within two years.

In a "winner takes all" culture, children caught in divorce have become the grand prize.

Experts claim parental alienation has reached epidemic proportions in our country. Parents are only human, but when they indulge in their own unhealthy feelings and make a deliberate attempt to win a child's loyalty, they are perpetrators of bond abuse, also known as parental alienation. Taking a rigid stance for custody in divorce and coercing a child to devalue the bond they share with a parent, results in shattering widespread loss. Be ready for an edge-of-your-seat narrative that keeps you enthralled to the last page. The Parentectomy is an enlightening and heartrending depiction of the tactics involved in perpetrating parental alienation and the resilient courage of a mother determined to minimize the damage.

The story begins with the Sullivan family's expatriation to Austria where the troubled marriage of Peter and Paige collapses. Single-minded self-interest causes Peter to align their children with himself, making them his most powerful weapon in the crusade he has waged against his wife. Trapped in dire circumstances in a foreign country without a network of loved ones or the judicial system she needs, Paige meets Viktor, a local who offers new perspective. Paige and Viktor's devotion to each other escalates, culminating in a dynamic that further obscures the truth. Lifestyle and philosophical differences merge in the love story combining two cultures determined torealize the best of both worlds.

The Parentectomy is a gripping novel that explores the multidimensional consequences of parental alienation and bond abuse. From the children's rejection of their loved and full-time mother to her anguishing decision and the encouraging events that follow, you will be captivated by this story.

If you want to learn more about parental alienation and how it is perpetrated, The Parentectomy will enlighten you. If you are caught in the grip of parental alienation and the devastating consequences it has on those entangled in its complexities, The Parentectomy will validate you, restore your confidence, and raise your spirits.

American author, Kimber Adams, mother of five, lives with her family in Vienna, Austria.
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What People Are Saying

Amy J.L. Baker
"I found the book to be highly enjoyable. It presents a good example of the unfolding of an alienation situation from the perspective of a targeted parent. I am sure that other targeted parents will gain comfort and insight from reading the book."--(Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D., author, Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind)
Beverly Morris
"The Parentectomy is one of the most captivating books I have read in years. Kimber Adams did a magnificent job of describing the unfortunate decisions that too many parents make during divorce; to use the children as pawns. But she did an even better job at describing the emotions and thought process behind the sacrifice only the bravest of parents are willing to make in order to protect their children from the emotional scars of Parental Alienation..."--(Beverly Morris-President of NANCM)
Bjorn Ahlen
"...Until this book came out, those who hadn't experienced it first hand could not even imagine what PAS was like. This lack of understanding led to a large number of family tragedies across the U.S., even all over the world.
As professional educators, we were pleased to find the book so clear and easy to read that we can even recommend it to parents without an academic background. We will use this in our own practice as much as possible, and we will also recommend the book to the family professionals for whom we provide training throughout the year. These are primarily clinicians ranging from Marriage & Family Therapists in private practice to Social Workers at government agencies like DSS, DCFS, etc. Our hope is that this book can help them learn to identify Parental Alienation cases more quickly, and recommend effective interventions based on this understanding.
Ms. Adams' writing is very clear and focused. Her storytelling flows, and the key details that are so important to understand in PAS cases are lucidly described in a way that makes the whole situation come alive.
We have helped many thousands of parents in difficult PAS cases, and are glad to have this additional resource to educate those who need to gain a better understanding of PAS and its impact on family dynamics."--(Bjorn Ahlen, Co-Founder & CEO Breakthrough Parenting, Inc. )
Mike Jeffries
"...The Parentectomy is a novel and Adams is a gifted story-teller; however her lessons are very real. Parents, legal, and mental health professionals would be well-served to use Adams' experiences to protect children..."--(Mike Jeffries, author, A Family's Heartbreak)
Richard "RJ" Jaramillo
"The Parentectomy is not for the faint of heart... I read this book with both curiosity and amazement. Kimber Adams tells a story that is worth sharing with both men and women who have experienced a difficult, post-divorce transition and then overcame those obstacles and found personal triumph. I recommend The Parentectomy for those Single Parents who can relate to this subject and want to find a good book with a meaningful ending."--(Richard "RJ" Jaramillo-President/Founder of Single Dad)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441517975
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 877,829
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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American author, Kimber Adams, mother of five, lives in Vienna, Austria with her family.
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  • Posted August 16, 2009

    PAS Tell All

    Well written, introspective short chapters that are fast paced and full of insight.

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