The Razor and The Mirror
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A story of fierce cruelty and fierce redeeming love. Christian-Michelle gives us a vivid and engaging story about the life of 'Bobby', his struggling to triumph over forces of violence. Forces that continue to haught him even today. A gripping and moving book that offers up an understanding of empathy for children of abuse. Here is a real find. Exquisite writing that compells the reader to turn the page.
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May 6, 2010"A must read book." I was driven to tears and felt an anger that I have never felt before. The word enters your very soul and awakens the very fiber of your being. Denise Welding In order for the story to come across the way the author wanted it to, he had to tell it just as it happened, word for word, incident by incident. This is, without a doubt, the most intimate story I have ever read, told from the heart of a child. One that will tug at the heart strings of the reader. The story about a child abused and abandoned by most. Befriended by a few and finding little salvation even from God. “The Razor and the Mirror” will haunt you for the remainder of your life. The reader will never again look at a child and assume that all is well in that child’s life. If the fact that this is a true story isn’t compelling enough, then dwell on, if only for a moment, what you have read and try to convince yourself that horrors such as those written about in this book no longer occur in... More > today’s society. The language is at times jolting, the message however is abundantly clear. Never, never again should anyone be able to violate the innocence of children. Once read, those who will read “The Razor and the Mirror,” will never again be able to see a brutalized child and not act, nor will they be able to hear the cries of a little one and remain silent. "Moving, revealing and powerful! Christian-Michelle is on a mission from God to eradicate the pain and suffering of abuse victims. Bobby's story, “The Razor and the Mirror,” needs to be heard in every corner of the earth. His story is a rich and complex story that leaves the reader saddened but also hopeful. It is highly recommended to those that are empowered to become effective advocates for the sufferer." Dr. Gigi Lamont The content of Razor and the Mirror is truly a compelling story that takes you through every human emotion possible. It is the epiphany of true compassion and sensitivity for life that I was reminded to give, and for that, I will never forget the words laden between those pages. Denise Weber, MS Christian-Michelle Dickerson is a wordsmith of tremendous talent. This book will make all the critics search for new superlatives. It is the poetry of his controlled prose, the trueness and richness of his characterizations that wrap you in the mighty captivating story of "Bobby". Karen Carter, Ph.D. I was driven to tears and felt an anger that I have never felt before. The word enters your very soul and awakens the very fiber of your being. Dr. Denise Welding Hi Christian I just read, (read ribbons in the sky), the passion in your spoken and unspoken words are heart-felt. How did you learn to write so passionately? My God follow you always through your journey for love, peace and happiness....And may the angels keep you warm at night. Cheryl Davis Hello Christian OMG, you are so deep, we as people can't handle the truth that is really out there, it is way!!!!! to painful. You make all so thankful for everything that I have. Good luck on you journey to heal this country. Cheryl Davis Ms. Oprah Winfrey c/o Ms. Lisa Halliday Harpo Productions Harpo Studios 110 North Carpenter Street Chicago, IL 60607-2146 Dear Ms. Winfrey, Child abuse. It's that dirty little family secret. Too often the unspeakable dies and is buried along with its abuser. Sometimes it only comes to light after an innocent soul is lost to the brutality. Victims rarely confront their abusers and abusers rarely ask for forgiveness. As a former television news producer and Emmy Award winner, I know the sad truth is the public is more incensed by animal cruelty than child abuse. The harm done to children often only gets the thrust into the spotlight when one is killed. The public acknowledges but often does not discuss it. But there are those kids who survive the horrors of a stolen childhood and struggle with life as an adult. I recently read the autobiography of Christian-Michelle Dickerson. He takes you through his bitter and brutal existence and introduces you to those few who tried to rescue him. Dickerson writes from the heart with emotions that will leave you anxious, crying and at times, screaming at the pages for Bobby to get out. By no means is this book an easy read. It leaves you emotionally wrought and there is no happy ending. For a child like Bobby, physically abused by his father and emotionally tormented by most other members of his family, the only escape is "The Razor and the Mirror." Once a successful businessman, Christian-Michelle Dickerson is now himself homeless. His journey from corporate America to America's cold streets gives him an insight into Bobby's plight that never registers on the radar of many of our hearts or minds. Once you read “The Razor and the Mirror,” you will never again be able to see a brutalized child and not act, nor will you be able to hear the cries of a little one and remain silent. Dickerson is presently working on the second installment of “The Razor and the Mirror.” The proceeds from both books will be used to establish, construct and staff a safe house for abused women and children. He has chosen to name it “Bobby’s House” after the main character in the book. Ms. Winfrey, I have just one simple request. I ask that you or a member of your staff take the time to read “The Razor and The Mirror.” It is available online at www.lulu.com. I think you will agree, this is one of the most honest and heart wrenching stories of child abuse. It’s also a story that needs to be told and it will hopefully help another child from suffering the same fate. Sincerely, Sundrae Miller Great Work! This man is or could be the next great James Baldwin. This book will rip your heart apart. Diane Worthington Tremendous Talent! Christian-Michelle Dickerson is a wordsmith of tremendous talent. This book will make all the critics search for new superlatives. It is the poetry of his controlled prose, the trueness and richness of his characterizations that wrap you in the mighty captivating story of "Bobby". Karen Carter Compelling!!!! The content of Razor and the Mirror is truly a compelling story that takes you through every human emotion possible. It is the epiphany of true compassion and sensitivity for life that I was reminded to give, and for that, I will never forget the words laden between those pages. I can't stop crying! I just finished reading The Razor and The Mirror. I could not put it down except to cry. This man could very well be the next James Baldwin. We all need to pay attention to what this book is saying. I promise, you will never again look at the world through rose colored glasses. HE IS MASTERFUL AND POWERFUL WITH PAINTING PICTURES THAT COME ALIVE IN THE FORM OF WORDS.WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- First Edition
- Christian-Michelle Dickerson
- September 23, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.92 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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