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Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addictionby Sue William Silverman
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In this powerful, often lyrical memoir, a woman learns to value herself — as a whole person rather than as a sexual object. Recounting her past experiences as part of her journey toward recovery, Sue William Silverman explores her skewed belief that sex is love, a belief that began with her father's sexual abuse from early childhood into adolescence.
She tells of college years in Boston, an early marriage in Galveston, and a roller-coaster life of sex and self-destructive behavior. Finally, having become addicted to danger itself, she hits bottom emotionally and spiritually. At this point, with the help of a trusted therapist, Silverman begins to discover the difference between the high of dangerous encounters and the more reliable promise of love.
This utterly candid account may be the first book by a woman to examine sexual addiction. But the misguided search that became Silverman's life has resonance for other addictions, whether to food, drugs, alcohol, or work — anyone whose only satisfaction is now.
Now a Lifetime Television original movie airing April 2008 with Sally Pressman, star of Army Wives.
In this powerful memoir, a woman learns to valueherself-as a whole person ratherthan as a sexual object. Sue William Silverman tells ofher roller-coaster life of sex andself-destructive behavior. Finally,addicted todanger itself, sheseeks the help of a trustedtherapist to discover what love reallymeans.
Now a Lifetime Television original movie airing April 2008 with Sally Pressman, star of Army Wives. In this powerful memoir, a woman learns to value herself-as a whole person rather than as a sexual object. Sue William Silverman tells of her roller-coaster life of sex and self-destructive behavior. Finally, addicted to danger itself, she seeks the help of a trusted therapist to discover what love really means.
About the Author
Sue William Silverman won an Association of Writers and Writing Programs award for Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You. A speaker on child abuse and addiction, she teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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