Don'T Cry, Daddy's Here

Don'T Cry, Daddy's Here

by Brinda Carey


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This book will not be easy to read. It is not a cozy, friendly little book meant to cheer you up and brighten your day. It is, however, a starkly true story of what happened to a little girl born in Texas in 1960. Brinda Carey's first 22 years were an unimaginable hell - unimaginable, that is, to those of you who haven't had your own version of that hell. Sexual abuse and manipulation by a monstrous father and a descent into the emotional wasteland of promiscuity are just two of the hallmarks of that inferno. Can anyone ever recover from unrelenting sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her parents? Brinda Carey did. Her message of hope and renewal is for every abuse survivor living alone with her pain - and it's for everyone who wishes to know about the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and forgiveness.

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ISBN-13: 9780982802465
Publisher: White Bird Publications
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Don't Cry, Daddy's Here: One Woman's Journey to Recovery from Incest 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brinda Carey must be one of the most courageous and amazing women on this earth. After reading this book, you will agree, as she overcomes things that most people would not be able to live through. Yet somehow she finds the strength and mind to not only speak out about her abuse, but reach out to others, educate others, support others, inspire others, and love others. I am grateful to say that I was able to attend one of her talks at a rally, a talk that was intended to (and I am sure it did) educate others on how to prevent some of the trials that she has experienced, some of the heartache that you will read about in this book. What an amazing, overwhelming, and inspirational piece of art that she was able to create here! Likely to recommend to others: 10/10!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
A must read.  I received this book from the author to give an honest review. Let me say that I was overcomed  with sadness with this book, but at the same time I did not want to put it down. I wanted to read and find out how she overcame the abuse.   The first part of this book will show you the signs of the abuse so you can recognize them, which I thought was great as there were some things that I would not have thought of.  Then you get into the story and you just want to hug Brinda and hide her away from everything. I know that this is based on a true story, but my question is where was her mother in all of this? How could she not want to stop what was going on? I felt my heart just breaking with this story and had to wipe my eyes. I am super glad that at the end she found TRUE LOVE! And was able to write to a story like this. And the pictures that were put in it were a great addition.  I loved her family pictures at the end. She looks happy, even after everything she has been through.  Like the synopsis says, it is not a cozy, friendly book. This is a book that will have you in heartache, and anger!  I don't know how she overcame everything that happened to her as I do not think I could have but I give her props for overcoming it through God and her husband's help. 
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
I’ll admit that I read this book by recommendation from a friend and out of morbid curiosity. Incest – a word I hate. No matter what images the word conjures in my mind, I couldn’t even begin to imagine what a sexually abused child must’ve suffered – and by the hands of her father no less. Having lived a sheltered life, such a thing for me is hard to imagine, but the truth is that it does happen and in “Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here” Brinda doesn’t only share her experience of what she suffered at the hands of her father, but takes the reader back with her in time to her childhood years where it all started and then tells it like it is. No sugarcoating. No excuses. Nothing. Just an earnest, straightforward, no-holds-barred, retelling of the shocking events in her life - but with the voice of a survivor. For me Brinda’s story is a heartbreaking one, but also one that inspires. While reading this, I didn’t feel like a reader, but rather a companion on the author’s emotional journey down memory lane, and then her amazing journey to acceptance, forgiveness and moving on. It will make you cry, it will break your heart, make you feel angry, and unleash a volley of emotions at the thought that a father could do such despicable things to his daughter, without an ounce of remorse. I admire the author’s courage to open her heart on paper and share with the world her lost childhood, and I applaud her for her strength, perseverance and honesty. This is not only a book for victims of incest or sexual abuse, but also for those of us who need an eye-opener to the fact that some parents and trusted family members can betray a child’s trust and take away their innocence in the cruelest of ways. A lot of helpful information, photos, contact details and inspiring quotes are included in this book. I want to thank the author for allowing me an intimate look into the life of a child being violated by a loved parent, and the opportunity to have read a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers Favorite Brinda Carey has seen more turmoil and heartache in her own life than most will ever see in a theater. A victim of incest before kindergarten, she endures the aggressive advances of the one man in her life she should be able to trust infinitely. As typically patterned by victims, her behavior becomes more and more self destructive. Her life becomes surreal and disturbing to the point that tears will well up in empathy for this poor girl and her personal hell. As a survivor, the author supplies useful information and applicable quotes for her readers to utilize if need be. The beginning of the book is a plethora of information regarding signs of abuse and what to do if you suspect it is happening to somebody you know. Several pages of hot lines and support groups are listed in the back of the book. I am not going to lie. This is not an easy subject to read about. My stomach felt tied in knots and I felt like vomiting more than once as I drew near this woman's story. It is not for those easily disturbed but then again if nothing else is read but the first part, perhaps an innocent will be saved. I highly recommend this memoir. Its brutal honesty, raw content and power to prevail with God's love will keep the reader connected until the very last page. Many are out there who could benefit from this story and information on how to receive help. I applaud Brinda Carey for her bravery in exposing her own heart to help others.
MayrasSecretBookcase More than 1 year ago
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime. "My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons I have learned to aid me in living a happier life," writes Carey. In her candid, honest voice and simple, straight-forward style, the author tells us what her childhood and teen years were like. It was hell, being abused by a manipulative father and raised by a mother who often beat her with a belt yet at the same time was--or seemed to be--completely oblivious and unaware of what was going on in her household. While reading the book, I couldn't decide whether I was more angry and disgusted at the father or at the mother. What makes me even more revolted is the fact that some of the relatives knew what was going on but never said or did anything to help. It's so hard to accept that this kind of situation happens all the time. This is a brave, poignant account of a victim finally shouting out to the world the horrors of incest and its often inevitable consequences such as teen pregnancy and prostitution. All I can say is that I take my hat off to this courageous author for having written this memoir. Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here includes a lot of practical information and resources for victims. If you’re a victim of incest or you know someone who is, I recommend this book. If you suspect someone of being a victim, this is the right book for you as well. The author includes various checklists for signs, prevention and aftereffects.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brinda Carey has created an easy to read and use resource for anyone who has ever suffered incest or abuse. She starts the book with a checklist of sexual abuse symptoms, then a list for postsexual abuse victims. She then tells her own story, but does not stop there. She has added a list of organizations that any abuse victim may call on. She also has an appendix of sayings that kept her going and still inspire her today and can inspire others. THIS IS A BOOK THAT EVERY CHURCH, COUNSELOR, AND SOCIAL WORKER NEEDS TO HAVE IN THEIR ARSENAL OF INFORMATION; NOT TO MENTION THE BOOK IS INTERESTING TO READ AND HER STORY IS A GOOD ONE.