Friday, May 21, 2010
Today Is, "Read A Book" - My Darkest Hour...
Abuse is a serious issue and topic, and many persons experience it yet never discuss it. Hopefully after reading this interviewing you will feel compelled to start a dialogue with someone you know who is, or, are experiencing an abusive relationship. Or, you will reasses your own relationships for healing.
In his poignant and moving memoir, MY DARKEST HOUR: THE DAY I REALIZED I WAS ABUSIVE (Strebor/Atria Books; $13.00/April 2010), Turley recounts much more than the abuse he endured and he himself inflicted upon others. He identifies in detail the emotional, economic, and domestic abuse that occurs in many relationships, and prescribes a course of action for both the victim and the abuser.
Harold L. Turley II didn’t feel any love as a child – only pain, fear, and hatred. His only hope was that he would be able to move on from the past that haunted him for so long and be free from the constant abuse that endured him for most of his childhood. Sadly, the tumultuous memories of the physical and mental abuse of Harold’s past would only prove to manifest itself negatively into his adult life, continuing the vicious cycle of abuse in his life.
Harold L. Turley II was born and raised in Washington D.C. An author and performance poet, he lives with his children in Brandywine, Maryland. Turley first thrilled readers with the critically acclaimed novel Love’s Game, touched the lives of many with Confessions of a Lonely Soul, ad showed the practical glamour of the life of crime – while introducing readers to the effects and consequences of that life – with his urban fiction title, Born Dying. He is also a contributing author in the anthologies A Chocolate Seduction and Nikki Turner Presents: Backstage (Street Chronicles).
You can check out my interview with Harold, here: http://hellobeautiful.com/special-features/read-a-book/terrancedean/former-abuser-recants-his-life-in-chilling-memoir-my-darkest-hour/
I have this week's, "Straight, From Your Gay Best Friend" Advice ready....
Oh, yeah, it's two letters from two different women!!