“A challenging, insightful, and rare work… Day’s writing is self-aware, her prose elegant, and her familiarity with the nuances of the subject apparent... Moments will sear their way into your consciousness.” FORWARD REVIEWS, 5 stars
FORWARD REVIEWS says:
“From award-winning freelance writer Linda Day comes a psychologically challenging memoir almost two decades in the making. Sane Enough is the unflinching account of one woman’s struggle to grow into herself… Is she lesbian? Does she really want love? Why does sex always feel so wrong?
“Day’s story involves a host of complicated figures: therapists whose inattention and impropriety bleed into abuse territory; sexual partners who are both frustrated and manipulative; and dark members of her family. Day draws from diaries and old letters to flesh out these characters, and punctuates her memories with psychological insights.
“Day’s work is self-aware, her prose elegant and her familiarity with the nuances of the subject apparent. Some moments will sear their ways into the consciousness. The tactile nature of Day’s scene setting makes such moments all the more devastating. Moreover, Day’s willingness to give room to those who doubt her—who read her manuscript and accused her of invention—brings into relief the fraught nature of abuse revelations.
“This is a hard and honest book to work through, but its pages constitute a valuable entry into more open discussions of childhood sexual abuse… [and] the naked nature of her recollections may inspire others toward similar acts of bravery.”
“Linda Day tells her story with candor and pulls no punches. Sane Enough is a testament… a memoir that should be required reading.” – Linda Sexton, author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back To My Mother, Anne Sexton
- “Insightful and pithy, Sane Enough brings you into a hidden world… Important for survivors and anyone who cares about children.” – Dr. Michele Elliott, Order of the British Empire, Winston Churchill Fellow
- “Linda opens our minds and hearts in this beautifully written memoir... emotionally riveting truth.” – Roberta Dolan, author of Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse
- “A wonderful book, beautifully written and very moving.” – Sheri Oz, author of Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma
- “I expected a memoir, but I got more: a novel, a great read, hard to put down... personal and vivid” --Diana Howie, published playwright
- “As for you memoir, it is amazing. It is so honest, open, and very easy to read. I got hooked from the start of reading it... I love your writing and admire you for what you share… You are truly amazing." – Dr. Abisola Gallagher-Hobson, psychologist
- “Searing, inspiring, courageous, illuminating” – Dr. Caitilin Stetson, clinical psychologist“
"You are a fabulous writer and a woman with an amazing amount of courage. I'm glad that I read your book but have to tell you it was difficult. I cried, got extremely angry, was sad, and confused, but after a day of rolling it around in my head decided that I wanted to let you know that your book is something a lot of people will read. You could have been telling my story (the reason I found it hard to read, but unable to put it down) and I was or maybe still am a cross between you and your sister. Just can't tell you how much I think your book is a wonderful thing. Thank you so much for sharing your story.” – Lorri