“Dear Frank, While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest”…

 

Hi Frank,

While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest, my therapist advised me not to read others’ stories/work because she wanted me to keep my memories uncontaminated from others’.  SO I just finished your Calvin Becker trilogy (Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma) because I kept the same policy while writing my memoir series.

Your trilogy hit me hard because it was so accurate!  I could feel the oppression and control once again.

I want you to know that I greatly admire the fact that you make readers aware that it was actually Elsa who was the sickest of the two parents. What she did to Ralph is exactly what my fundamentalist ex did to me!  I was the one with bipolar symptoms because of what he was doing to me — over-control, hostility, criticism.  I looked like the crazy one as I was breaking down while he sported a halo, always stayed cool, calm and collected and was always found in church Sunday morning and evening plus other times… READ THE REST HERE

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