Dancing Toward Sanity


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Jeff Slayton is a survivor of child abuse by both parents. This abuse was emotional, physical, and sexual in nature. He was raised in the Southern Baptist Church during a time when whatever went on within a family’s home was not spoken about to anyone outside of the home. There were not the sources of help for abused kids like there are today. So in order to deal with his pain, Jeff turned to alcohol. His life and his sanity were also saved through dancing. While performing, he pretended to be anyone else but himself. In his late fifties, Jeff’s world came crashing down around him emotionally. With help at age fifty-seven he got sober and has remained so for ten years. This book details Jeff’s career and how it and the people around him helped him survive. It is also his attempt to give hope to others who have had or who are still going through the kinds of abuse that he suffered. He wants this book to show them they are not victims. What happened to them is not their fault, and there is hope for them to have a long and fruitful life.

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SKU (ISBN): 9781485091028
Jeff Slayton
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2014
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

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