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My Daddy the Pedophile

By: Lily Palazzi
Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
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Summary

A shocking true story of a girl's affair with her father.

After years of suffering multiple forms of abuse, a vulnerable young girl flees her home only to land straight into the arms of her biological father - a sexual predator.

My Daddy the Pedophile tells the harrowing true story of a teenage girl’s affair with her manipulative sociopathic father. After a terrible dark secret comes to light, the real story unfolds and her courageous journey of healing begins.

Powerful and inspiring, My Daddy the Pedophile offers hope, encouragement, and the knowledge that although the road may be bumpy and the journey long, it is always possible to prevail over great trauma.

©2018 Lily Palazzi (P)2019 Lily Palazzi

Critic reviews

"If you are easily shocked by what occurs behind closed doors in some average suburban neighborhoods, do not read this book. If you want to read a riveting tale of manipulation, abuse, and courageous healing, then this is the book for you." (Sharyn Higdon Jones, MFT, author of Healing Steps

"Lily Palazzi's memoir, My Daddy the Pedophile is a riveting, well-paced account of both how her father's calculated manipulation of her desperate need to be loved subjected her to the wounding distortions of incest and how through therapy and the true love of her husband she ultimately finds the healing she had once thought would never be possible." (Catherine McCall, author of the international best seller Never Tell)

“It pulls you along from page to page.... There's no self pity, no hate - just a suspenseful, honest, highly readable account of how a human being can emerge whole from even the worst of childhoods.” (Adair Lara, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing)   

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Very good listen

this is very good. love the way there is the dealing with the trauma. Not a lot of book tell you about the after effects.

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painfully accurate

I went through very similar. The feelings and confusion is exactly the same as described in this book. It must have been both incredibly difficult but therapeutic to write this book, and I have nothing but admiration for how she has overcome the demons of her past.

I wouldn't recommend listening to/reading this for someone currently in, or very recently out of, the throes of abuse, as I found myself dissociating at certain parts in the book.

Very well written, narrated beautifully and exceptionally validating.

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Couldn't stop listening to this until the end.

Shocking, heartbreaking but heartwarming. Would recommend, especially for other survivors. It really helped me. Love to the author 💕

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brilliant

heartbreaking at points very sad but true to life good read overall good narrator

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Inspiring

This was so sad but gave people like myself who was abused by my Dad hope and inspiration

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A hard read.

This book was a hard read. Because of the terrible things that have happened. But an inspiring lady.
Very well read.

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Moving

Very moving story pore girl at least he went to prison for what he did

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difficult to listen to at times

I want to start by saying this is a story I think a lot of people who have been through abuse can relate to. it is hard to listen to and at times I wanted to shake the teenage version of the writer. Ultimately, this feels like a genuine retelling of her life, and the confusion that she faced and still faces. It is honest in ways that I think a lot of survivers fear to be, I know I sometimes miss the people that abused me and how much simpler things had seemed despite hating everything that they had done and knowing how wrong it was.

There was a review I saw saying that this story almost glorifies pedophilia but that isn't the case. To begin with, I can almost see how they came to that conclusion but I think part of it is a young child/young adult trying to cope with everything. The familiarity of something bad is comforting, change is hard and it's easier to fall back into what we know.

I cannot say that I have positive thoughts towards either parent in this tale, but I can understand how the writer does. I think we all want to see the best in the people we care about.

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Disgusting

This book made me feel sick listening to it. It glorifies child sexual abuse. Avoid it at all costs.

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couldn't put it down

This book was something that evoked curiosity at 1st and then shock, uncomfortable moments, tears, laughter and much more. A real eye opener. So we'll written and a roller coaster throughout so couldn't out it down. Publishers that refused to publish this missed out here and shame on them. I don't read these sort of books alot I read fiction dystopian but it caught my attention. Definitely glad I got it and would read again as well as recommend.

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