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Crazy LoveKINDLE X Crazy Love X Author Leslie Morgan Steiner Easyfaroairporttransfers At Twenty Two, Leslie Morgan Steiner Seemed To Have It All A Harvard Diploma, A Glamorous Job At Seventeen Magazine, A Downtown New York City Apartment Plus A Handsome, Funny, Street Smart Boyfriend Who Adored Her But Behind Her Facade Of Success, This Golden Girl Hid A Dark Secret She D Made A Mistake Shared By Millions She Fell In Love With The Wrong PersonAt First Leslie And Conor Seemed As Perfect Together As Their Fairy Tale Wedding Then Came The Fights She Tried To Ignore He Pushed Her Down The Stairs Of The House They Bought Together, Poured Coffee Grinds Over Her Hair As She Dressed For A Critical Job Interview, Choked Her During An Argument, And Threatened Her With A Gun Several Times He Came Close To Making Good On His Threat To Kill Her With Each Attack, Leslie Lost Another Piece Of HerselfGripping And Utterly Compelling, Crazy Love Takes You Inside The Violent, Devastating World Of Abusive Love Conor Said He D Been Abused Since He Was A Young Boy, And Love And Rage Danced Intimately Together In His Psyche Why Didn T Leslie Leave She Stayed Because She Loved Him Find Out For Yourself If She Had Fallen Truly In Love Or Into A Psychological Trap

I am the author of four books The New York Times bestselling memoir about relationship abuse, Crazy LoveThe anthology Mommy WarsThe Baby Chase, which explores infertility and surrogacyMy latest memoir, The Naked Truth, which explores female sexuality, self esteem and dating after 50.One of the best things I ever did was from 2006 2008 I wrote over 500 columns for the Washington Post s popular on

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  • Audio CD
  • Crazy Love
  • Leslie Morgan Steiner
  • 25 January 2017
  • 9781501270833

10 thoughts on “Crazy Love

  1. says:

    The is a non fiction memoir of a woman surviving a physically abusive relationship I will give her credit for writing a book that might open some eyes and maybe even help someone ButThe whole premise of this book is that if sheHarvard educated, well to do and blond smacks of bigotry to me can be abused then anyone can Well there is one huge problem with that The part that puts her right in there with the rest of the statistics She comes from a very dysfunctional family Rampant alcoholism, distant workaholic father, verbal abuse, etc She was drinking, drugging and sexing starting at age 13 Yes she was an overachieving student who was very successful, got into Harvard, and stopped everything cold turkey at age 18, but the history is still there Yes, she was eventually able to get out of the relationship, because she had so many resources She had job offers around the country, a strong network of friends, and some money to back up a move But not recognizing the signs of an abuser has nothing to do with being pretty and blond.it has do with your life experience or lack of in some cases.This book really struck a nerve with me The whole book she makes it seem like she should be ABOVE being caught up in an abusive relationship, while the entire time demonstrating why she was perfect prey for one The only reason she got out, while others are st...

  2. says:

    This book was like a mirror into my own past I ve had it for several years, but just recently reached the point where I was able to read it It was harrowing It made me cry It was all too real to me I recommend this book highly, but if you have a history of spousal abuse, just know her descriptions of her husband s attacks are plainly but vividly explained if that makes any sense She describes them very straight forwardly And it can take you right back to any moment of your own I think th...

  3. says:

    Anyone who has ever been in an abusive relationship should read this book Then again, anyone who has ever wondered why women don t leave their abusers should read it.Steiner is a good writer and shows vividly what it is like to be married to someone who is violent...

  4. says:

    I wish I could remember who recommended this book to me so that I never read their recommendations again Unbelievable that it was written by a Harvard grad, since it reads like an article in Seventeen magazine The author actually wrote for Seventeen, before giving up her job to move to another state with a man who choked her during sex while repeating the creepy words I own you long before she married him, the most apparent red flag in a long string of warnings she chose to ignore Giving up your cat that you raised from kittenhood because a man doesn t like her Unforgivable Any man who insists that you get rid of your cat for him is a thrower As in THROW HIM BACK It was probably unnerving to him that the cat could see right through him even though her idiot owner could not By the time I got to the part where her dog got so sick that he was no longer interested in his daily Reeses peanut butter cup, I was so sickened myself that I almost threw the book across the room Is there really any pet owner on the face of the earth unaware that chocolate is toxic to dogs and kills them M...

  5. says:

    I m a bit torn about my review for this Steiner s story is compelling So compelling, in fact, that I read the book in about one sitting way past my bedtime too I really wanted to see how she would escape the relationship and was also genera...

  6. says:

    There s a lot of shame in abuse Women feel ashamed to tell someone they stayed in a violent relationship, and men feel ashamed to admit that they allowed a woman to be violent and controlling toward them Often you hear people say, I would leave the instant someone put their hands on me It s not always so cut and dry as you will come to understand by reading Leslie s memoir.This is a heartbreaking story of falling fast for the wrong guy It can happen to an uneducated poor single mother on welfare just as easily as it can happen to an intelligent Harvard graduate with the future wide open to them You think the harvard graduate can easily cut ties with their abuser Wrong It s not easy no matter what your econimic standing is One thing I wish Leslie would have told about is the divorce So many women stay in bad sit...

  7. says:

    Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner is a personal history of abuse with a social mission of redemption Steiner recounts a series of harrowing milestones in a relationship gone wrong, illuminating why she and so many others stay with violent partners and how friends, family, bystanders can help.Addressing the reader directly, she writes If I were brave enough the first time I met you, I d try to share what torture it is to fall in love with a good man who cannot leave a violent past behind I d tell you why I stayed for years, and how I finally confronted someone whose love I valued almost than my own life Then maybe the next time you came across a woman in an abusive relationship, instead of asking why anyone stays with a man who beats her, you d have the empathy and courage to help her on her way By that measure, Crazy Love succeeds Steiner s straightforward account of four years of abuse would make even the hardest hearted person aware of the emotional, physical and financial risks of severing ties with an abuser And that understanding might spur readers responses when lives are on the line.I know I won t soon forget the attacks Steiner described The cold muzzle of a fully loaded Colt.45 bruising her temple Bits of onion and meat smacking her face and her hands on the steering wheel, remnants of a Big Mac thrown in protest of her driving Hands choking her as he mouthed the words I o...

  8. says:

    This book really irritated me I appreciate that the author wrote about her struggles being in a physically abusive relationship I have never been nor will ever be in an abusive relationship plus I have never had terrible self esteem issues so I read this as a case study of sorts I cannot really comment on the abusive husband, Conor, since he is just despicable as can be assumed Also, I thought it was bizarre that the author completely skewed the information about her parents in this book Her mother is written in the beginning as an alcoholic WASP with a venomous tongue since she called her the Washington Whore Well, if you are 13 and completely drugged out having sex, then I think this is accurate Also, aren t all WASPs alcoholics Then her father is portrayed as career driven who is focused on his job than being with his daughter through important points of her life She always resents him for this but she has a closer relationship with him since he never verbally hurt her feelings At the end of the book once Leslie decides to divorce Conor for almo...

  9. says:

    I bought this book mainly because I personally find other people s lives and stories fascinating With that said, I did not really like it all that well I thought that the husband was crazy which is obvious when one is a wife beater and I found myself routing for the woman to come to her senses and leave his sorry ass to which I am glad she did However, I did not much care for this woman either I am no way condoning the violence towards her but to me she sounded like the most self absorbed, uppity entitled person I found it ridicules her unnecessary thoughts of not having place mats on her table like it s the end of the world But perhaps the most ridicules was her reasoning on why a cheaper engagement ring meant that her love was cheapened and the ring did not represent there powerful love that somehow because she is embarrassed to have such a dinky ring meant she would be embarrassed about her love I am paraphrasing Her job alone to be honest made me not like her she worked for seventeen magazine and she claims girls where helped by this trash of a magazine, when studies show that magazines like seventeen and the like are what perpetrate negative body image and feelings of being worthless if you don t own the latest and greatest fashions I should say that it s n...

  10. says:

    Though the pacing of the story was awkward focusing too much on unimportant details while rushing through traumatic incidents the story itself is intriguing Leslie reluctantly fell in love with a charming, handsome man whom she soon found she couldn t live without, no matter how much he pushed her away mentally and physically She quit a cherry job, left the city she loved and followed him to a rural town where he began abusing her on a regular basis It wasn t until she found some freedom in graduate school and he almost killed her during a particularly bad beating that she found the strength to leave I liked hearing Leslie s side of the story, because it shed a bit of light on the question of why do smart, strong women stay with scumbag abusers However, it wasn t enlightening enough Her main argument was, I needed him, so I stayed Eh that doesn t really clar...

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