Books by Susanna Hartigan
Dissed & Pissed: The Diary & Poetry of a Scorned Teenager
Take a peek inside Susanna Hartigan’s life as a teen after her debut memoir UNHEARD.
In Dissed & Pissed, read the diary entries of a teenage girl struggling with the angst of love, high school, and peer pressure. Watch Susanna’s poetry reveal a dark side that slowly comes to surface when she faces loss, teasing, and the ultimate betrayal from a best friend. Will the pressure lead her astray? Will she choose the life of a rock star, or will she keep on a straight path as she flourishes through the changes of a girl into a young woman?
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UNHEARD: a memoir
Written from the perspective of a child, Susanna’s life was forever changed when her mother married an abusive alcoholic that managed the household’s every move. When her father married a born-again religious fanatic, Susanna felt she had no one. Although the two families appeared very opposite on the outside, both had unhealthy addictions that fed Susanna’s fear and self-loathing. She was shuffled between living with her mother and father, having no real place to call home. Brainwashed by adults, along with being bullied by classmates, Susanna developed an OCD disorder by the time she was nine. By the time she was fourteen, Susanna decided suicide was the only option to end the life of pain and misery. A childhood marked with fear, abandonment, poverty, racism, and sexual and mental abuse, Susanna remained hopeless until the day she was rescued from the madness of being unheard – thanks to her school teachers and grandparents – the only people that believed in her.
Copyright © 2010 Susanna Hartigan