Crazy Love

A Memoir

by Leslie Morgan Steiner

Hardcover, 325 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Crazy Love
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A Memoir
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Leslie Morgan Steiner

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Book Summary

Recounts the author's marriage to a man she subsequently discovered had been brutally abused as a child, her terror in the face of his escalating attacks on her, and her efforts to escape the marriage when she realized that her husband might kill her.

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“If you and I met at one of our children's birthday parties, in the hallway at work, or at a neighbor's barbecue, you'd never guess my secret: that as a young woman I fell in love with and married a man who beat me regularly and nearly killed me.  I was always tensed for my next mistake, his next attack.  The only person I was hiding the truth from was myself.” – from Crazy Love