Beyond Mommie Dearest - the inspiring and shattering sequel to the groundbreaking number one New York Times best seller.
At publication, the world as I knew it blew up in my face.
Christina Crawford's Mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence and exorcised the demons of her childhood. But in the years following the controversial best seller's publication, the author's resilience was tested in ways she never expected.
Crawford was forced to brave a stunning backlash intended to shame her, a film adaptation that bastardized her story and compounded the trauma, a descent into alcoholism, a divorce that ruined her financially, and a massive stroke that left her paralyzed. Staying true to her fighting spirit, she made a remarkable comeback.
More than a personal memoir of triumph over tragedy, Survivor - now with a new preface for its 30th anniversary - is an enlightening spiritual road map to recovery for anyone who has suffered the ordeals of physical and emotional abuse, devastating illness, or seemingly insurmountable despair. Crawford's story is not just about the will to survive; it is about the unparalleled joy of coming out on the other side, finding calm, and celebrating a fulfilling life.