Glimmer: A Story of Survival, Hope, and Healing

Harper Wave. May 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780063228269. $28.99. MEMOIR
Murphy, known as a Hollywood stuntwoman, has doubled for many A-list actresses, such as Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, and Sandra Bullock. The author turned to this career, she says, because she believed that nothing would hurt her more than what she endured as a child. In her memoir, she reveals that her grandfather, well-respected by people in the community, sexually abused her throughout her childhood. The book focuses on the aftermath of that trauma and how the pain confused and lingered with her for years, even after finding ways to heal. This memoir does an excellent job of giving readers an up-close view and insight of her journey.
VERDICT Recommended for memoir lovers and for those who are searching for the path to healing after a traumatic experience.
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