Not Today: A Story Of Survival

Not Today: A Story Of Survival

by Melissa Rayne Storm


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Not Today: A Story Of Survival by Melissa Rayne Storm

This memoir is about a woman who was born into a life of abuse and dysfunction and grew up surrounded by mental, physical, and sexual abuse. This was the only life in which she knew until the day she said, no more. The hopes and prayers she has in telling her story is to give hope to those who have gone through some sort abuse. And for anyone who abuses, knows someone who is abused or just anyone that thinks that their life has no meaning and wants to commit suicide. And it is also for those who just need a boost of motivation. You can make anything in your life good as long as you don't give into the bad. Not Today!!

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ISBN-13: 9781498424837
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Not Today: A Story Of Survival 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I knowing Ms. Storm personally all I can say is she was very upset that the publishing company did not edit her book. Knowing that she suffered a stroke years ago and was still able to tell her story as painful as it was. I am proud to call her my friend. So I would recommend this book based on the story and not the number of errors which were not Ms. Storms fault. She told her story and I believe it will help victims of abuse. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could barely stand to read this book. While the story is heartbreaking, the writing is borderline god-awful. This book contains many grammatical errors and is slightly difficult to read because of it. It honestly feels as if there was no one to beta check this book before publishing. If you are someone who likes to read a well written book, this is not it. Also, the story is very repetitive. Almost every single chapter started off with the exact same sentences over and over, and if not for my determination to finish (I never quit a book before it's finished), I would have stopped after the first 15 chapters. This is supposedly an emotional healing book, and the author claims that her wish is for whoever to read this book to find some meaning or help from it. I didn't get that feeling at all. While the point is to help people, she never really explains HOW. The only "way to deal with this kind of abuse" according to the author is to just say "Not Today" but nothing else. Maybe it's just me, but I felt like the description claimed it was to help others to cope, but when I read it I didn't get that feel at all. While I would not recommend this book, I think that there was a lot of potential and that if the writing would have been checked over or something more then I would have enjoyed it more. If you don't mind grammatical mistakes, then this kind of book could be for you. Also, props to the author for sharing her story. I can't even imagine how she felt to have to relive some of these horrors just to write this book.