Leigh Byrne is the author of "Call Me Tuesday," a book based her my own true-life experience as a victim of extreme mental and physical child abuse. She shares her story with hopes of offering inspiration to others who have suffered in a similar way, and to add to the awareness of some of the often overlooked signs of abuse in children, particularly that of the "scapegoat child," a phenomenon in which one child is singled out from a sibling group and punished for all the family's problems.
To preserve the privacy and dignity of the family members, teachers, neighbors and social workers who have played a role in her life, she has altered some of the book's details, as well as the names and identifying characteristics of certain individuals, and the locations and exact times some events took place. Because the story is a reflection of her childhood, the recreation of conversations and insignificant events may be imperfect, but the day-to-day torment she endured during these early years is etched into her memory in vivid detail. This raw, soul-baring account of what she remembers is offered to you in "Call Me Tuesday."
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