• Survivor

  • A Memoir, 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Christina Crawford
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beyond Mommie Dearest - the inspiring and shattering sequel to the groundbreaking number one New York Times best seller.

At publication, the world as I knew it blew up in my face.

Christina Crawford’s Mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence and exorcised the demons of her childhood. But in the years following the controversial best seller’s publication, the author’s resilience was tested in ways she never expected.

Crawford was forced to brave a stunning backlash intended to shame her, a film adaptation that bastardized her story and compounded the trauma, a descent into alcoholism, a divorce that ruined her financially, and a massive stroke that left her paralyzed. Staying true to her fighting spirit, she made a remarkable comeback.

More than a personal memoir of triumph over tragedy, Survivor - now with a new preface for its 30th anniversary - is an enlightening spiritual road map to recovery for anyone who has suffered the ordeals of physical and emotional abuse, devastating illness, or seemingly insurmountable despair. Crawford’s story is not just about the will to survive; it is about the unparalleled joy of coming out on the other side, finding calm, and celebrating a fulfilling life.

©1988, 2017 Christina Crawford (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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What a mess

I liked the book Mommy Dearest but this one is just a mess. It does not know what it wants to be or is even about. She jumps around way too much and goes so way out with her newfound beliefs about how she changed souls with someone else and such crazy talk the book is hard to listen too. Don't get me wrong, I am very openminded about things but she really seems to be losing it. It makes me wonder just how much of Mommy Dearest is even true now.

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Superb, Profound

The best book I have ever listened to. I was astounded by the similarities and experiences.

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  • Emma
  • 03-04-22

Eek. That was not great...

The writing was quite cheesy, even with a lot of life wisdom in there and the overdone, over dramatic narration was quite unbearable

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  • flowertoes
  • 12-13-21

A life,s journey...

Although some of the last chapters need concentration overall I think Christina after the stroke h ad to write it.I first read Mommie Dearest years ago and often wondered what happened to Christina....and Christopher who suffered,just as much,and also wondered what happened afterward.Overall I like to think Christina found peace...and that is what A lifestyle journey is all about...xxx...