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The Wizard's Son By Violet Wilson
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14-year-old Jake is used to being on his own. He hasn't heard from his father since he was 7. His mother has two jobs and night classes, so he is usually alone at home. Jake often goes alone to see... More > his 11-year-old sister, Sarah, who has early-onset schizophrenia and lives in a group home. He still holds out hope that a drug will come along to make Sarah okay. Besides Sarah, his closest friend is JT, a retired music teacher for whom he does odd jobs. At JT's prodding, he starts writing down one of the stories he's thought up, a fairy tale about a teenage boy who must free his young childhood friend, now a queen, from a wizard's curse. Scenes and characters are inspired by events and people from Jake's own life. When Sarah gets worse and has to be hospitalized, Jake worries that she will never get better. Then he starts to fear that he is going insane, too.< Less
Subsequent Slices: A Memoir-In-Progress By Violet Wilson
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In this follow-up to "Slices," Violet Wilson tries to juggle taking classes at a new university with working with a new shrink to stop cutting herself. The first small step —... More > understanding not why she feels what she feels, but just what she feels at all — is more confusing than her college courses. Simply being aware of being inside her own body can be far more painful and terrifying than a nice clean cut on her arm. These new sections are a long way from resolution, but this was where the long slog toward sanity finally started.< Less
Daddy Dearest: Tales of Terror and Glorious Schadenfreude By Violet Wilson
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You cannot love someone and fear them — at least not at the same time. As a child, though, it seemed normal to Violet to ricochet between the two, depending on whether he was drunk or not, or... More > just simmering with resentment over an imagined slight. But as she grows, so does her own resentment, although she knows better than to let it show. On the upside, the constant dread of his next night of rage intensifies her glee each time he makes a fool of himself. For a while that's enough, but as time goes on, he spirals further out of control, until the night she's always known was coming. Something has to change; someone has to be an adult, and there's no one left but 16-year-old Violet. In fiction, that would be the uplifting end of the story; real life isn't so tidy.< Less
Slices: A Memoir-In-Progress By Violet Wilson
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In "Slices," Violet Wilson looks back at her first years away from home, first at college, then after dropping out, as she struggles to make sense of her urges to cut herself. She doesn't... More > offer neatly wrapped-up explanations of her motivations; the vignettes focus on what she thought and how she felt in the moment. The few dispassionate memories of childhood abuse are not served up as "A-ha!" explanations, since that's not how it felt at the time. There is a lot of confusion, a lot of shame, and a lot of failed attempts to connect. But there are also some patient friends, a couple of morbidly comic moments in a mental hospital and at a funeral, and, by the end, a tiny smidgen of hope that Violet will find her way.< Less

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The CashPT® Blueprint: How I Built and Scaled a Successful Cash-Based Physical Therapy Practice Even When I Was Told It Was Unethical, a Bad Idea and That No One Would Pay More Than Their Copay for Physical Therapy! The CashPT®... By Aaron LeBauer
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