The Year After: A Memoir
With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous journey through emotional volatility, interpersonal conflict, and the tasks of criminal prosecution after the rapist is identified in a lineup. The result is an empowering memoir about the courage to heal and the promise of peace.
“Brave, shocking, funny”
“I laughed and cried all on one page”
“I could not put this book down”
“A must read”
“Powerful story of healing”
“Well-written, insightful, and comforting”
“I cannot praise this memoir enough”
“A tour de force of excellent writing, feeling, and meaning.”
A guided journal to help survivors heal in the aftermath of rape and sexual violence. "You are not alone."
"Whether you are a recent sexual assault survivor or looking to deepen your healing after many years, this guide is set up to help you. A stand-alone companion to Ashley Warner’s award-winning memoir, The Year After Journal provides information, inspiration, and guidance through a process of trauma recovery to a life of greater freedom, empowerment, and joy.
Included are daily writing prompts, plenty of space for journaling, creative arts exercises, and essays that draw from Ashley’s personal evolution in the aftermath of rape and professional experience as a psychotherapist. A moving antidote to the sense of isolation so frequently felt by survivors, The Year After Journal is a trusty confidante and engaging agent for hope and change."
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