About the Author
As a young girl-smart, creative, well loved by her family-Caroline Kettlewell
made a terrible discovery: The only way to gain relief from her overpowering feelings of self-consciousness, discomfort, and alienation was to physically hurt herself. She began cutting her arms and legs in fifth grade, and continued into her twenties. Why would an intelligent young woman resort to such extreme measures? The first former cutter to tell her own story about living with and overcoming the disorder, Kettlewell has written an unforgettably poignant and shocking memoir of affliction and survival. Caroline Kettlewell lives with her husband and their son in Virginia.