The Kiss A Memoir E–pub/E–book


The Kiss is one of the few books that I can find within the subject of consensual incest yet the author seems unaware that she fits this category It is find within the subject of consensual incest yet the author seems unaware that she fits this category It is if she isn t twenty years old but five and indeed the way the book is written I would tend to agree She leaps around her lifetime with no discernible pattern "SOMETIMES SHE IS YOUNG SOMETIMES THE RELATIONSHIP IS OVER "she is young sometimes the relationship is over it was incredibly hard to followWe know that the author has control issues because she reveals that she has anorexia which often follows a sense of control loss She tries to vilify her father for entering into a relationship with her though from the way it comes across I don t think that she ever indicated to him that it wasn t what she wanted She just sort of oes along with everything so he must have thought himself very lucky The incest itself is biological only since she was not raised by him and only met him a few times before they started their affair So it is hard to imagine her being taken advantage of by him as a father since she has only known him as an acuaintance Any adult relationship has the potential of being emotionally abusive which is what she claims this was for her but if it was. We meet at airports We meet in cities where we've never been before We meet where no one will recognize us A man of God is how someone described my father to me I don 't remem. The Kiss A MemoirIt seems to have been caused by her own hang ups than any actions on his part She is such a head case by the time she is twenty that think practically any relationship she entered into would have been detrimental Yawn Admittedly she didn practically any relationship she entered into would have been detrimental Yawn Admittedly she didn have the best childhood but on the other hand she The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) grew up in a stable household with herrandparents enough money education etc And I don t buy that her father manipulated her into a relationship She was 20 years old she could make her own choices at that point especially when it involved voluntarily travelling long distances to meet him Not that I was looking for details yuck but I also don t buy that she doesn t remember any of the times that she had sex with himI didn t find this memoir disturbing or harrowing in the least just p A very disturbing book in its taboo subject matter fatherdaughter incest The Kiss is an incredibly honest and well written memoir As a therapist reading such a sad dysfunctional narrative I couldn t help but feel a sense of deju vuthe narrative Of The Kiss Paralleling Those The Kiss paralleling those similar stories I ve heard within the office walls of client sessions over the years Tragic that this incest happens than so. Ber who Not my mother I'm young enough that I take the words to mean he has magical properties and that he is ood better than other people With his hand under my chin my fath. Ciety is aware Power control and shame are a potent formula for instilling secrecy in the trauma survivor Finding the words to express the unspeakable to anyone is daunting enough whether telling a trusted family member friend or even a therapist Kathryn Harrison oes above and beyond blowing the reader out of the water with her courage to make a traumatic experience public knowledgeand in the process conveying both a sense of hope and resiliency for incest survivors everywhere Update This book was brought to my attention this morning Have others read it This is a book I d re read again today I always wondered why I never saw reat novels from this author The way wondered why I never saw reat novels from this author The way wrote this book I was hanging onto every word This is an older book I still remember it clearly I still own it It s one of those books that you can t put down yet when you are finished you re not sure what the hell you should tell others Not the type of book I like to rate It s very well written extremely engaging I also think it s a test to the reader to see if their own judgments of the content "Will Get In The Way "get in the way really just hearing the story the author has to tell Thought Provoking to say the leas. Er draws my face toward his own He touches his lips to mine I stiffen I am frightened by the kiss I know it wrong and its wrongness is what lets me know too that it is a secre. .



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