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DECEMBER 11th to DECEMBER 26th, 2012

DANCING AT THE SHAME PROM
by HOLLYE DEXTER AND AMY FERRIS

SYNOPSIS:
Whether it was the one-night stand you always regretted, the family secret you never revealed, or the emotional abuse you endured in silence, there are some things you are so ashamed of you keep them hidden for a lifetime. Shame can hold you back from what you love, diminish your sense of self-worth, and prevent you from fully being who you are. But what happens when you finally relent and share that secret burden?
In Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small (September 18, 2012, Seal Press), editors Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter encourage readers to confront this powerful emotion head-on. They gather together 27 gifted and talented writers who reveal, explore, and embrace the root of their shame, in the process demonstrating the strength that comes from defeating their demons.
In a brilliant display of bravery, these writers share their darkest fears, offer up their most vulnerable moments, and reveal jaw-dropping secrets.  Journalist Nina Burleigh discusses the shame she felt at being coerced into posing for “artsy” naked photos in “Year of the Rat.” In “Playing Dead Under the Family Tree,” Monica Holloway shows how her husband’s infidelity initially isolates her with the shame of being alone. Meredith Resnick’s story “Original Bra” weaves together her complicated feelings about body image with her quest to buy her first bra. From spilling long forbidden secrets to revealing their innermost faults, these authors openly share poignant and life-changing moments of humiliation, embarrassment, and despair, along with the wisdom they learned from letting go of the shame that’s been weighing them down.
Freeing, provocative, and audacious, Dancing at the Shame Prom is about divulging the secrets that have made you feel small so that you can stand up straight, let the shame go, and finally—decisively—move on with your life.
THANKS TO AUTHORS, HOLLYE DEXTER and AMY FERRIS
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  12 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY “DANCING AT THE SHAME PROM” by Hollye Dexter and Amy Ferris ENDED

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  2. yes I have

  3. Oh yes, I have! And some i am still working on – and my, it is hard work 🙂 But so rewarding as nothing is better than feeling free. Would love to read about other peoples experience in this.

  4. My only shames are my embarrassment from public speaking and they are short-lived fortunately. So, yes, I guess I have.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. They’re pushed to the back of my mind and occasionally pop up, but they’re not anything that weighs me down anymore. I might be a little embarrassed to remember though…

  6. I’m a believer in the past is the past so I let everything go once it’s happened and I process it 🙂

  7. Yes, I have, but it wasn’t easy and I still don’t like to talk about it. I would love to read the book. Thanks for this chance.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  8. I may still have regrets, but I get over the emotional by being practical. If you spin it right, anything can be justified.
    It is what it is and whats done is done.

    nineteen19@blackfoot.net

  9. Yes, I think so.

  10. I would say that I have.

  11. no they still haunt me

  12. My shame was being sexually violate let it go

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