Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review - Empty Chairs


I’ve read several books about intense abuse over the years, but none have affected me so deeply. I have found myself thinking about this book often in the past week since I finished it. Empty Chairs is the true-life story of Stacy Danson. Her story begins with her earliest memories of severe abuse. She chronicles her struggles, her perseverance, and her bravery in the face of unbelievable pain and uncertainty. As I read Empty Chairs, I remembered my own childhood, what my family was like, my friends, experiences in school, etc. and then tried to imagine myself living the horror that was Stacy Danson’s childhood and I feel a tightness in my chest. I can’t imagine it. As I finished the book, I felt an intense wish to hear more about her life. I don’t believe that I can truly express how much I admire Stacy Danson. Thank you so much to Stacy for finding the courage to share her story.

You can purchase the Kindle Edition of Empty Chairs on HERE.


  1. Kimberly, thank you so much for this review. I am aware that it is difficult for folks to read in the sense that it is a painful journey. I am currently writing book two.
    My life today is good, very very good. It had taken four decades but I am at last in a place where I can reflect back and see the good that came from the horror i lived as a child. It taught me many things...above all else it taught me to value every moment of every day, I learned that receiving love is as important as giving it...and whilst i still have flashbacks and nightmares i no longer allow them to terrify me into running away. My thanks for the review.
    Soooz aka Stacey Danson.

  2. A first class review. Soooz aka Stacey - Book 2? can't wait.



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