Illustrated Memoir, Surviving Trauma, #MeToo Autobiography - "The Attack: From Shattered to Whole

6" x 9"
"The Attack: From Shattered to Whole" is a memoir that begins in 1984 when I was beaten nearly to death with a glass bottle and raped by a violent psychopath who had broken into my house. It was deeply traumatic on every level, and I buried most of the emotions and denied being raped for nineteen years until a series of surreal, intense flashbacks forced me to face the truth.

Using self-hypnosis, I uncovered my darkest secrets, and as one story led to the next, I could see how the attack influenced my choices and ultimately led to the best things in my life including my daughter, my artwork, Reiki, and becoming the artist, Primal Painter. This was a personal healing exercise written in the form of a raw, uncensored diary, but if sharing my story can help others see that even extreme trauma can end in gratitude, the attack will serve a higher purpose.

The cover is my artwork called "Astral Connection" which represents the otherworldly Being who saved my life during the attack, triggered the flashbacks, and guided my path through a challenging life.

There are themes of violence and trauma, addiction, co-dependency, emotional dissociation, and the many missteps and successes of a challenging life. The underlying theme throughout is the intuitive sparks from the spiritual Being who keeps me flowing on the path of a Higher Purpose.

* 9" x 6" Paperback - 330 pages
* Each chapter is illustrated with a relevant piece of my artwork (black and white)
* Signed by Laurie Bain
* E-book available on Amazon, "Look Inside" and read the first chapter here: E-Book
* Rated for adults because of bad language and bad humor

May those kindred spirits who might see an aspect of themselves in my honest, unfiltered stories of survival find this book and experience inspiration, healing, and hope with some food for thought and laughs along the way.

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All Of My Art can be printed on a variety of products, and you could be the first one in the whole world to own a customized piece. I can have it made just for you so be in touch with the title or link to your favorite image, and I'll work up an example.Throw Pillows and Blankets, Stretched Canvas Prints, Night Lights, Wall Clocks, Shower Curtains,Rugs and Bathmats, Framed Ceramic Tiles, and Greeting Cards.

When I create my art and when I wrote this book, I experience a healing process within myself and sincerely hope that others might experience it as well. Those who are sensitive to energy might feel it in the form of goosebumps, tingles, or a lift in mood or well-being.

Be in touch with any questions, special requests, or concerns.

All of my art is copyright-protected with all rights reserved by Laurie Bain. Reproduction and altering are prohibited, but sharing is encouraged with credit given to Primal Painter as the artist. Use this link:

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