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Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story [Kindle Edition]

Leigh Byrne
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Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to keep her alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's. They say she'll never trust again after being betrayed by the people she loved most, or silence the voices inside her head telling her she's worthless and unloved. She's doomed to suffer a lifetime of depression and self-destructive behavior, and destined to be drawn to people who will again abuse her, or worse: she could become an abuser. That's what the experts say. And the thing about experts is--they're usually right. "Call Me Cockroach" is a chilling illustration of the unfortunate truth that no one comes away from severe childhood trauma unscathed.

For those of you who've read Byrne's compelling debut book, the Amazon bestseller, "Call Me Tuesday," this memoir unveils what became of the gutsy little girl who spent her early years at the mercy of a disturbed, sadistic mother. To everyone else, it's a glimpse into the tormented mind and troubled heart of a damaged woman determined to overcome the debilitating aftermath of a horrific childhood.

About the Author

Leigh Byrne is an American author who lives in southern Indiana. She's a passionate writer, self-described loner, and serious NBA fan. Her works include "Call Me Tuesday", a memoir revealing her experiences as a victim of extreme child abuse, and "Call Me Cockroach," in which she details the bizarre ways her childhood trauma crippled her adult life.

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Leigh Byrne is an American author who lives in southern Indiana. She's a passionate writer, self-described loner, and serious NBA fan. Her works include "Call Me Tuesday," a memoir revealing her experiences as a victim of extreme child abuse, and "Call Me Cockroach," in which she details the bizarre ways her childhood trauma crippled her adult life.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 10 May 2014
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I am the only daughter of 5 and the scapegoat of my mother's abuse. I connect with every thought, feeling and experience. My abuse started at 8yrs and my mother died two years ago. I feel like I have just read my story. Cathartic and healing. Thank you Tuesday
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 12 Aug 2014
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This continues from "call me Tuesday". it's again very well written. Tuesday continues her life and continues to be an inspiration to us all. She had an abusive childhood and now a controlling husband whom she manages to get away from. Where others may have given up she continues to better herself and deal with her dilemmas. I'm glad she has found happiness and if anyone deserves it this lady truly does.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 17 Jun 2014
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Sad and heart ranching account of a young girls story of abuse and how it has effected her through out her life. As she still trying to find answers to why her mother choices her to abuse.
Answers that she will probably never find.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 28 May 2014
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well written and heartbreaking and a must read if you like true stories, i couldn't put the book down ,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reading book 15 May 2014
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Thought the book was quite good. It was probably something I would not recommend to others as it is an acquired taste. You need to like to read this sort of book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 4 May 2014
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Was curious as to what happened to Tuesday after the first book. Very well written. Good read and so sad
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Follow on from Call me Tuesday 20 April 2014
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I read this after reading Call me Tuesday and it was a great read. If anyone is thinking of buying this book I definitely recommend that they buy Call me Tuesday first. Both books are sad and moving and hard to put down (just one more page kind of thing) The author has been through hell but has come out the other end and is such a strong lady.
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