In honor and recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we're featuring Betty Hafner's memoir, Not Exactly Love, which was published today. Thanks to She Writes Press, we have TWO copies to give away.
Flavored with the sights and sounds of the ’70s, Not Exactly Love is the riveting story of one woman’s struggle to build the strength within to break free from an abusive relationship.
It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school, a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her―but when they married, his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence.
Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner. Like the millions of women who discover they’ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions―to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave.
Part gripping drama, part warm-hearted look at the ’70s, and part therapeutic journey, Not Exactly Love: A Memoir (She Writes Press / October 11th, 2016 / $16.95) is an intense and inspirational story of a woman who grew from her experience. Not Exactly Love is being published in October in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is an annual designation evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
For more information, visit Betty at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Giveaway ends October 19th at midnight EST