Raped. Angry. Pegged as a lost cause.
Liz Ferro should have been a sad statistic. Instead, she escaped hell. And in this book Liz explains how you can too.
“No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.” --Carole Borges
I pulled this quote from “Finish Line Feeling,” Liz Ferro’s book.
It’s a powerful truth that makes me weep every time.
Liz went through hell.
Her childhood was twisted when a friendly neighbor invited her into his home for a cookie… and ushered her out with soreness between her legs and sick shame in her soul.
She cloaked that shame for years, in a life filled with anger and screaming and tirades dubbed by her family as “Liz’s Outbursts.”
Years later, she finally trusted someone enough to try and shed that ugly cloak of shame. She told her mother about the incidents.
Instead of feeling a gentle hug from Mom… Liz was slapped with the saddest words a victim can hear, “Don’t tell anyone.”
Between the covers of “Finish Line Feeling” Liz Ferro shares bits of her life that are shocking, raw and humiliating. If it were only that, this would be an interesting read quickly forgotten.
But it’s what Liz does with those sad moments that turns this book into a must-read of human triumph.
Instead of letting her anger and loathing drag her down, Liz harnessed it, broke it, and rode it until it bended to her will.
That “will” has helped her graduate college, finish 33 marathons, raise a happy family and start a foundation for girls who have the odds stacked against them.
Looking for something to get you off your ass, out of your
safe routine, and inspire you to be a better human being? Read “Finish Line
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