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Book Available About Storm Lake Resident Who Overcame Obstacles Growing Up, Including Sexual Abuse

July 02, 2021 10:36am

A book is available about a Storm Lake resident's road to recovery after surviving sexual abuse as a child, among other things.

The book called “Don't Tell...Finding Home After Family Betrayal” centers on the upbringing of Joanie Brusseau in Chicago. She was raped by her father, and gave birth to his child at the age of 15, which led to drug-addiction and homelessness...(audio clip below  :38 )

Brusseau said she's been able to help others that have gone through similar experiences, and wants the book to provide hope that adversity can be overcome...(audio clip below  :32 )

The book “Don't Tell...Finding Home After Family Betrayal” can be obtained locally at The Daily Apple in Storm Lake, as well as other outlets.