A Book of Note: Susan Murphy Milano's TIME'S UP

April 11, 2010

Tags: Susan Murphy Milano, domestic violence, domestic abuse

Hey All,

Tomorrow is a good day: Susan Murphy Milano's new book, TIME'S UP: A GUIDE ON HOW TO LEAVE AND SURVIVE ABUSIVE AND STALKING RELATIONSHIPS will be out. For anyone out there caught in a dangerous relationship, this book is for you. For anyone who knows someone locked into a destructive relationship, TIME'S UP will help you understand and perhaps help.

Here's what author Diane Fanning had to say about TIME'S UP on Women in Crime Ink:

Susan explains abuse simply and clearly in the beginning of the book so thoroughly it left me shaking and in tears, even decades after my escape from that bad relationship. I was stunned to read so much about my experience and know I was not alone. Then she takesthe reader through everything she needs to do in preparation for departure, including precautions, tips and forms to make the planning and implementation part of a process rather than a helter-skelter act of desperation.

It is all at your fingertips in the pages of this book. If you are a sophisticated, educated, aware woman, you will find things you didnít know to help yourself and others. If you are a stay-at-home mom who has been controlled since a teenager and doesn't know the first thing about leading an independent life, youíll find all the details you need to escort you through the risk-filled and often baffling transition ahead.

In addition to the book itself, there is a video on YouTube.com that demonstrates one of the necessary steps: a women presenting a sample Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit. (see video below)

By writing this book, Susan Murphy-Milano has given a great gift to all women and children. I am in awe of the magnificent job she has done, the life experiences she has overcome, and the compassion and common sense that fill every chapter.

I cannot emphasize how important this book is to all the women in your life. Even if you are in a good, stable relationship, buy this book and keep it handy. One day, when you least expect it, someone close to you will need it. It can save a lifeómany lives.

TIME'S UP by Susan Murphy Milano: the best companion an abused woman can have.