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.