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A Survivor's Closet

How my memories as a little girl became the diary of one of the most horrific, severe child abuse stories in Missouri history.

By Debra Pauli

"...a heart throbbing, gripping child abuse story that you just can’t stop reading..." Debra Pauli’s first non-fiction is a miraculous true story that exposes her childhood life as she was faced with daily torment and several times nearly killed by her mother. Living with her mother’s hatred, Debra was brutally tortured, beat and confined to a small dark closet. Debra’s inner determination and perseverance kept her filled with courage if she was to survive her mother’s persistence that she was a devil’s child. After years of attempted suffocation, a straitjacket, cigarette burns, electrical shocks from a cattle prod, forced to eat horse manure, fed adult sedatives to keep her immobile, the incidents continued to be life threatening for Debra, forcing her to flee into the deserts of Arizona in an attempt to escape and survive her mother and step-father.


"Search no more for a non-fiction, edge of your seat story that ends in love, hope and inspiration for every reader, you have just found the perfect book." This must read true story contains elements of suspense, shocking experiences and the journey of life struggles for happiness as the author shares her extraordinary autobiography that has never been revealed until now – 40-years later."


Publish Date: February 2003
Publisher: Pauli Publishing House (PPH)
Format: Hardcover and Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9728711-1-2 (Paperback)
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Hardcover Book: $19.95

A Survivor's Closet - Paperback

SKU: 978-0-9728711-1-2
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