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You Will Never Be Normal

You Will Never Be Normal

by Catherine Klatzker


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One afternoon, during a routine meditation, a strange tingling grips Catherine Klatzker, followed by an explosion of voices crowding out her thoughts. Soon these voices, or "parts," begin to emerge more distinctly in her mind, accompanied by persistent insomnia and bouts of mortifying incontinence.

Fearing for her sanity, Klatzker turns to a meditation teacher and psychotherapist. What follows is one woman's unflinching excavation of years of repressed sexual and emotional abuse, manifested many decades later as Traumatic Dissociative Identity Disorder. A daring and unafraid debut memoir, You Will Never Be Normal delivers an arresting examination of the emotional toil-and toll-required to be made whole again.

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ISBN-13: 9781945233081
Publisher: Fall for the Book Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2021
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 754,307
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

YOU WILL NEVER BE NORMAL is Catherine Klatzker's debut memoir about living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). When approached from an outside lens -- as it often is by therapists, clinicians, and others -- DID becomes a spectacle, disappearing the person in pain at the center of the experience. The strength, appeal, and focus of this memoir is Catherine's ability to communicate with readers from within the DID experience.

"My memoir plunges into essential questions of how our brains and minds work to keep us safe, the nature of sanity, and how far are we willing to dive into family history and forgotten memories to find our way back to health and wholeness." -Catherine Klatzker

As a Ragdale Writer in Residence, working in the heart of the winter prairie helped awaken Catherine's consciousness to the many silent survivors of DID. It was through this that she came to write this deeply personal and courageous first book. Originally from the quad cities of Illinois, Catherine is now a writer and registered nurse in Los Angeles, California, where she specialized in pediatric intensive care for twenty-two years.

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