Outside Looking In
Have you ever bared your soul? Have you ever tried to be so honest it hurts?
Then Outside Looking In will strike a chord.
As the reader on the outside, looking in, you are taken on a very personal and painful journey through the eyes of the author; Aud Clark, as a seven-year-old child helpless at the hands of a tyrannical father, is systematically abused.
“They say when you experience a traumatic experience your mind blocks it out for your protection and to a degree that’s true, but it didn’t quite block it out enough for me when one afternoon aged just seven that protection theory was put to the test.”
Forced to keep it a secret, she learns to suppress her emotions until they spill over into her day-to-day life, resulting in anger and outbursts against those she loves most. She loses her daughter and the man that she loved.
“At that point in my life I believed I was nothing more than a liability to those I loved. I had got used to bottling everything up. It was easier than alarming people.”
She pushes away anyone who tries to get close. Her whirligig of emotions results in many a love lost. Despite the trauma, a career in entertainment and a difficult friendship with a celebrity follows. That friendship takes many twists and turns, but none more so than when she discovers he is dying, which takes her so very close to the edge of death.
Outside Looking In
is a true and harrowing autobiography that will resonate predominantly with women who have suffered personal traumas in their life or those who have loved and lost.
“I constantly try to forget my past. I don’t want to be a victim. I am a survivor like many, many others.”
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Outside Looking In is now freely available in printed form and as an Ebook.
In a relatively short space of time the blog: www.audreyclark.co has had 26000 visitors. I ask that everyone who visits the site promotes the message that IT'S OK to disclose abuse. Each one tell one and word of mouth or via social media is the strongest way to get our message across every corner of the globe. Merry Christmas everyone!
**Book Signing Wednesday 11 December, Paramount Books, Shudehill Manchester 4 -7pm. Come and say 'hello'!**
Just released! Our new promotional video for IT'S OK on my website www.audreyclark.co
Important News! Mission Accomplished!!
Monday 28th October 2013 Book Launch and Campaign launch!
We held a successful Book/Campaign launch on a global level on 28th October with a special video message from Dr Cathy Kezelman the President of ASCA in Australia and Bill Murray from NAASCA USA our international partners. An evening launch on the spectacular LS Lowry river cruiser along Salford Quays took place where I held a book signing and launched 'It's O.K' recognising the many adult abuse survivors across the world.
The launch tied in with Blue Knot Day Australia who supported our global initiative. The event has attracted media interest and press and radio interviews here and in the U.S though staying up until 1.30am to give the interview was tough but well worth it. The level of care and sensitivity shown towards me was second to none.
After some four decades an abused little girl was finally heard not just here but across the world. See the video footage on my website for both the book/launch campaign trailer and the video message to me from Dr Cathy Kezelman.
Book/campaign launch video link:
Launch Audio Link 28/10/2013
IT'S OK INTERNET COMMERCIAL (Hot off the press)
Mission Accomplished!! 23 November 2013 we film our internet viral for ITS OK CAMPAIGN in Salford
'It's OK...taking the stigma away'
www.audreyclark.co Mission accomplished with a fine team of actors and crew. Link to video available soon!!
We have forged strong international links with Blue Knot Day in Australia which falls on the 28th and NAASCA USA who support adult survivors of abuse.
I am immensely proud of the huge interest we are attracting. Our message is that you are most definitely not on your own as an adult survivor of abuse.
Do catch my blog, experience the highs and lows of life as a survivor of abuse and gain an insight into what makes me tick and what makes my blood boil. It is written from the heart. You can follow me on Twitter.
**See our new campaign viral for IT'S OK on my blog** Please share the link to the video to anyone you feel may benefit from seeing it.
The title 'Outside Looking In' refers to the fact that I view myself as the spectator in my life and not the participant.
Ireland's Big Issue
Just finished reading your book, couldn't put it down!
What a compelling and emotional read, it must have taken a huge amount of courage, energy and time! I hope it is well received, I for one will be recommending it to family and friends
by Mandy Rose
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