Tell Me Why, Mummy: An Inspirational True Story of Personal Triumph Over Childhood Tragedy

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HarperElement, 2007 - Abused children - 277 pages
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The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being. From the age of four David was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother. He didn't understand, but he didn't have a choice. Then one day it got much worse: his stepfather turned on him, too. The beatings always started when his mother left the house. But if the violence was terrible the betrayal was even more shattering: David's mother knew but did nothing to stop it. As the nightmare of his life grew worse, David turned to petty crime. For the first time he felt powerful and in control. But deep down he knew it would destroy him. Then, one night, he saw a programme on TV that changed everything. It sparked the life-long passion that would free him from his past and make his future worth living for. A heartbreaking story of abuse, betrayal and ultimate redemption.

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User Review  - leila_summers - LibraryThing

As a story, this book is not much different from any other childhood abuse story. Although clearly, this was not the case for the author, David, who suffered years of sexual abuse from his mother and ... Read full review

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This book is so touching i cryied

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About the author (2007)

David Thomas is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker.He strongly believes that everyone can choose their own path through life, irrespective of the past, and that we can achieve whatever we want. Richard and Judy, Oprah Winfrey, Blue Peter and This Morning have all invited him to speak on their shows.He lives in Yorkshire and the US.

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