A memoir of healing from abuse and leading a loving life
SPLIT, her courageous memoir, reveals the shocking story of her rape by the parish priest at seven years of age, an experience too horrible for the little girl to face.
Leaving the abused part of her self behind, Mary tried to live a normal life, while carrying her terrible, forgotten secret. SPLIT tells of her lifelong struggle for the intimacy, healing and love that always seemed to lay beyond her reach and the events that finally brought her to wholeness.
SPLIT is a story that leaves the reader engaged in current events, encouraged about healing and hopeful of a better future for the faithful and the church.
Where to get your copy of SPLIT
SPLIT is available in either paperback or ebook from online bookstores. You can also order it from your local bookstore.
Praise for SPLIT
Abused as a young girl by a Catholic priest, debut memoirist Dispenza sets out to reassemble her life’s “invisible pieces of spirituality and sexuality” . . . Like the life it depicts, Dispenza’s memoir consists of one courageous act after another. After coming out, Dispenza recounts scrambling the letters of “depression’ to spell “I pressed on.” Her stirring narrative embodies overcoming trauma to bravely stand against injustice. A raw, cathartic read that unflinchingly tackles issues of rape, shame, and, ultimately forgiveness.