Trigger warning: this episode contains a frank and honest discussion about suicide, family violence and addiction.
This week’s guest is author Marcia Abboud, who talks openly about the trauma and grief she has experienced throughout her life, which she bravely laid bare in her book, “Every Shitty Thing”.
In it, Marcia tells her story of growing up with an abusive father, the impact on her brothers who bore the brunt of his rage and their subsequent spirals in and out of addiction. She also reflects on her experience of sudden loss, marriage breakdown, double lives and the impact on her own mental health that almost saw her take her own life, one frightening night.
We talk about the events that shaped the pages of Marcia’s book and how she has been able to overcome so many profound traumas to live a full and happy life today.
This truly is a story of turning unfathomable tragedies into triumph.
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