Eleven RegretsBook - 2015
"She grew up the second of sixteen children in the high desert of Southern California. But for Melissa, childhood was anything but fun in the sun. For as long as she can remember, she and her siblings were subject to harrowing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by their own parentsa devastating betrayal by the people meant to love and care for them most. In order to protect the family secret, the children were pulled out of school at an early age, and Melissa found herself in the role of caregiver and homeschooler to her brothers and sisters at just ten years old. Powerless against the influence of her parents, named only as “Mother” and “Father,” she endured repeated violence, starvation, and isolation, while witnessing the worst of the punishments doled out to the family scapegoather younger brother Ronald. Eleven Regrets is the true memoir of how one woman survived the nightmare of an abusive childhood despite seemingly impossible odds. Providing inspiration for all who suffer through lifes obstacles, Mel Anderson shares her story with candor, bravery, and hope, giving a voice to the innocent souls who weather the storm of childhood abuse."--Amazon.
Publisher: San Antonio, Texas : Little Bear Publications, c2015
Branch Call Number: 362.76 ANDERSON
Characteristics: 356 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm