From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapped Ariel Castro. But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again?In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light. She changes her name. She finds her life's work in raising her voice on behalf of women and children everywhere. She finds her true home. And she finds love.An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life....
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Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings Reviews
I enjoyed finding how Lily (Michelle) has coped since being freed from Ariel Castro in 2013. She described some the immediate aftermath in more detail than she did Finding Me. She also discloses more about her childhood traumatic experiences. As a social worker, I am saddened by her initial experiences with therapists. But this solidifies for me that we need clinicians trained to work with this type of trauma. The equine therapy is very fascinating. I read of a similar treatment center in Jaycee ...more
This was pretty much what I thought it would be-a fluff book that wasn't very well written, and mostly filled with repetition. I read her first book, and, because she was the first to tell the story at-length, it was much more interesting. However, this book just repeats a lot of what the first book says and quickly glides over her non-relationship with the other two girls from Castro's house, (sorry, no actual insight into why they don't speak, will be found here), and her wedding. Some of what ...more
Thank you Lily Rose Lee for your continued courage to help others by speaking out.
Finding Me was so powerful a memoir, those of us who follow your journey are so happy
to hear that you have found love, contentment and a purpose in life by sharing your story.
Tragic and inspiring.
Such a positive and inspirational message and I’ll always support your work and never stop looking for you this way in hopes of adding blessings to each other’s lives in different ways. Thank you!