5 Shocking Memoirs by Cult Survivors

5 Shocking Memoirs by Cult Survivors

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There is an abundance of cult literature out there— exposés of various cults, sects and organizations, but memoirs are where the real stories are. Here are five of the most shocking memoirs by cult survivors.   1. Little Sister by Patricia walsh Chadwick      Sirius XM Host Gary Dell’Abate praises Patricia Walsh Chadwick’s “perseverance, wit and courage” as she describes her upbringing in the sequestered community that called itself the “Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Bestselling Catholic author Mary Gordon notes that Little Sister “sheds light on a part of the history of American Catholicism that has …

Three to Read: June 14, 2019

Three to Read: June 14, 2019

Krisdee here with Bookstr’s Three to Read: the three books we’ve pick for you to read this week. For more info on this week’s selection check out the link below. Click Here For 3 To Read Article

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 6/13/19

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 6/13/19

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Sometimes, the most incredible stories are true. Yes, that includes the anecdotes of party fouls and beach meet-cutes you’re surely hearing from your friends as summer rolls in. But it mostly refers to true stories on a much grander scale: tales of overcoming adversity and accomplishing incredible things. This week, Bookstr is bringing you three life-changing works of nonfiction, from a trans man’s memoir-slash-guide to pursuing the life you want, to a financier raised in a cult, to the legacy of an enduring cultural icon. All three of our authors have faced difficult circumstances, whether it’s coming out and undergoing …