My Sister and I: We Are Survivors

My Sister and I: We Are Survivors

by J. Jackson Owensby


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ISBN-13: 9780980155532
Publisher: A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Author of best-seller "Deliberate Indifference: A Gay Man's Maltreatment by The United States Department of Justice, J. Jackson Owensby has turned his investigative interest to a tragic situation that is all too common. Becoming aware of a situation where a step-father and his sons raped and abused Deena, age 4 and Starla, age 4 over a period of years that destroyed their childhood and almost destroyed them altogether while a disinterested mother stood by, Owensby has molded yet another scortching novel about injustice done to the weak. Family incest, long shamefully hidden, is all to prevalent and in this work, Owensby seek to draw public attention to an evil situation concocted by deranged monsters.
J. Jackson lives with his spouse of 48 years in the mountains of North Carolina.

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My Sister and I: We Are Survivors 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
hobopicasso More than 1 year ago
Do not purchase this. I can't even bring myself to finish this piece of crap! It's not a true memoir and it's blatantly obvious that this is some pedophile spewing out some fantasy of his. Seriously, what grown, educated adult would refer to a 5 year old as an infant? Some parts were truly disturbing b/c the way in which he writes, you can tell he was probably getting off. I'm disgusted that B&N would offer such crap. This is the result of the age in which anyone can become a writer =\ Seriously, a refund? Can I get one?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry for what the ladies when through, but some one else should have written the story. there so many type-o. It was hard to follow the story. I will keep the two of you in my prayers for as long as I live. I can relate, I was also touched by my stepfather as a young girl. Not as young as you, but the age shouldn't matter. I never told, and I am very sure that my mother didn't know. It only happen a few times, but once was to many. I hope and pray that you will stay strong and trust in the Lord, for his ways are not our ways. Only he knows what you will have to go through to make you into the person that he wants you to become.
WeAreSurvivorsAlso More than 1 year ago
Readers and reviewers. Remember that you are reading a tragic story of the worst crimes that can be commited against humanity. And shame on you. Two brave women choose a member of their family to whom they bare their very souls. Kudos to them. and to the author. Itis possible that he did record the tales and use the precise words, pauses and sounds to create this indictment of mankind. But that is what is needed. Realism. And shame on you critics for focusing on the fact that the autor, as he warned, used precisely the words and sounds these ladies made to let you see their suffering. So you want him to edit the book and make it softer and easer for you to read. Hah! That is not realizm. That is cowardice. That is from someone afraid to face the truth. And that is exactly what this book brings to the table. Read it for yourself if you dare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written, bad grammar, lots of typos. I have read tons of books - I can't understand why it was published! It's a shame because the storyline had such potenial. It could have been so much more with a better writer. Also, it's only 86 pages long - hardly a novel and totally not worth the price.
Grams69 More than 1 year ago
First of all about the typos and bad grammar, Mr. Owensby warns us as readers about this in the beginning of the book. He is writing in Deena and Starla's words and trying not to turn those words around. Second, my heart goes out to Deena and Starla for the monstrous acts that they had to endure and the injustice of having a mother that did not care. You two women will be in my prayers daily, and yes I believe "THEY" will one day get what is coming to them!
Justabooklover More than 1 year ago
While I understand the author gives us the explanation in the beginning about staying with the girls words, there is still a need to deliver the story in such a way that does not frustrate the readers. It was as if these poor girls were sat in front of a tape recorder and then the writer - LITERALLY typed every sound and stutter made. Their story deserved (deserves) to be told in a way that EVERY reader walks away fully grasping and understanding the gravity and the horrid reality of these young women's lives. Instead some readers will put it down and walk away. Their story had (has) GREAT potential...but the book...Poorly written. Typos every where. Hard to follow in places. If you're patient and have the 5 bucks to spare - read it. If not - don't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like others said about the future father-in-law writing this... YUCK!  I wanted to believe this but it's difficult to believe that EVERY SINGLE male  these girls encountered, abused them some how. I mean EVERY ONE. Could  They be THAT unlucky? There were A LOT also.  The abortion story was wrong also. Abortions were safely being preformed at that timeAs another Pointed out
GinnyMay More than 1 year ago
I wanted to believe this was true. After reading it, I feel violated. This is clearly thinly-disguised child pornography. I tried to keep an open mind. When I got to the part where Deena stated that she had an abortion at 14, and that in those days it wasn't the safe clean procedure it is today...I knew the book was BS. Deena said she was born in 1970. At 14, the year would have been 1984. In 1984, abortions were already safe and legal. Are these books screened before being put on the website? The book looks to be self-published. I complained about this to someone and he said, "You get what you pay for." 99 cents--yes, he was absolutely right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sad story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A difficult subject and a heart-rending story. Author is to be commended for conveying the feelings of terror and horror that these two little girls must have felt. Kudos to the author for using the jargon-mispronouncing words and using bad grammer to let us know how the girls related to the molestation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant even read this book. It is all about how the author feels about the incidents and how it should handled. I didnt even get into the story because of this crap of the authors opion. Thank god this boom was free.
SummersMist More than 1 year ago
Thank you Deena and Starla for telling your story. I was asked why I would choose to read a book like this. That was easy to answer. It is a subject that I am very passionate about. As mentioned it goes ignored way to often, sad to say most people act as though nothing is going on. Way to easy to not deal with it and to just go about life pretending everything is just fine.
vicgup More than 1 year ago
It is hard to believe that this world has such low-life men not to mention the woman who does not deserve the title of "mother". May all the guilty rot in hell.
Dana Herroon More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! These poor girls. They are stronger than ever! I highly recommend this book everyone should be aware of our society.
kelly morton More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and one of the most touching books i have ever read. I truly thank these two women for putting the TRUTH out there!
PinkFreud More than 1 year ago
Using the victims own words is fine, but a little editing for ease of reading would not have compromised the impact of those words. That aside, the two things that appalled me beyond description were the fact that the stories were being told to/through one girls future father-in-law (inappropriate on too many levels to describe here), and the fact that the author, himself, seems to have no better grasp of written language than the victims in the book. When I think of Mr. Owensby as an author, the word "poser" comes to mind. When I think of him as a future father-in-law, the word "RUN" comes to mind. Enough said.
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I just finished reading this book, I don't know how these poor girls made it to where they are now but god bless them.
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Its hard to rate a book written by the people who survived what these strong women did so I wont consider me rating as a good or bad book. The only reason I am doing the rating is because i want to do what was asked of me......spread the word. Who am i to judge her life story! All net proceeds go to a foundation to help stop this type of issue.
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