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Author: Inc Skyhorse Publishing,Dorothy Allison,Joy Castro
ISBN13: 978-0803240629
Title: The Truth Book: A Memoir
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Language: English
Category: Family Relationships
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (September 1, 2012)
Pages: 248

The Truth Book: A Memoir by Inc Skyhorse Publishing,Dorothy Allison,Joy Castro

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By Skyhorse Publishing, Inc, Written by Joy Castro, Foreword by Dorothy Allison. UNP - Nebraska Paperback. Adopted as a baby and raised by a devout Jehovah’s Witness family, Joy Castro is constantly reminded to tell the truth no matter what the consequences. Nevertheless, Castro finds this tenet to be the most violated Learn More.

Don’t let the subtitle scare you off. Joy Castro’s memoir of a childhood spent in an abusive, dysfunctional family is neither an indictment of an offbeat religious sect nor your typical surviving a hellish childhood screed.

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. is an American independent book publishing company founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City, with a satellite office in Brattleboro, Vermont. The current president and publisher is founder Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of Lyons Press till 2004. As noted by Publishers Weekly, "Skyhorse's list will have some similarities to the old Lyons Press, with books on sports, flyfishing, nature and history a central part of Skyhorse's publishing program.

Jehovah's Witnesses have something they call "the truth book," Castro says, which lays the groundwork proving theirs is the one, true religion. As a precocious preteen, and though wholly indoctrinated by her fundamentalist family, Castro began asking simple questions regarding the book's claims

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Adopted as a baby and raised by a devout Jehovah’s Witness family, Joy Castro is constantly reminded to tell the truth no matter what the consequences. Nevertheless, Castro finds this tenet to be the most violated. Here, in her very own Truth Book, Castro bears witness to a childhood lost but a life regained.

Castro’s parents divorce after her father is excommunicated for smoking. She is twelve when her mother marries a “brother” in the church who, though exhibiting an impeccable public persona, is violent and controlling at home. For two years, Joy does not grow at all; in fact, she loses sixteen pounds in response to the physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse she suffers at his hands. Her battered mother does nothing to protect her, nor does her church. She is sustained by humor, books, and her protective love for her younger brother until their daring escape. This courageous personal account looks freshly at the disturbing effects of religious hypocrisy and the resilience of the human spirit. 

Reviews: 5
I originally only read this book because I had to for a college course I am taking. I usually don't like to be "assigned" books to read but WOW - this was an amazing read. I had my doubts because I had never heard of the book before and there isn't much information about it/reviews for it online. Aside from the story itself being incredibly gripping and suspenseful, I enjoyed how it was written. Though confusing at first, Ms. Castro jumps back and forth between past and present events to tell her story in a way that ends up making the most sense in the end and it allows the reader to really reflect on her past and how it has shaped who she has become. Without giving away to much detail, her story is gut-wrenching at times so if you are easily triggered by stories of abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, etc.), suicide, eating disorders, etc. perhaps this book is not for you.
Joy Castro weaves a mesmerizing tale of a childhood fraught with abuse and dysfunction. Yet she does so with a creative structure, beginning at a point where we know she has survived before she delves into the muck of a mother not protecting her children from a menacing step-father and a well-meaning father who falls short in providing for them.. Castro's is a brave narrator, revealing the devices she used to protect herself while growing up and as well as acknowledging her inability to protect her younger brother. Many current memoirs appear exploitative, playing with the readers' emotions. This writer's direct and fierce narrative is more powerful by under-stating childhood environments that would have devastated less resilient souls. Read The Truth Book to better understand how to craft a heart-rending story.
A must read.
I read this book some time ago, but it's a book that has stayed with me. Not only is the story honest, gripping, and important, but the prose is beautiful.
This book was in my opinion a great read, I enjoyed it. It was sad and inspiering. It isn't about Jeh. witnesses,as a whole, it was how her family lived as jeh.witnesses and the strugles her and her brother overcame. It is about hope and love.