WHO I am:
As a long-term survivor of narcissistic abuse, I have been very active in reading, learning, studying and trying to understand personality disorders. I am very active in various recovery and support groups using my real name. (Joanna Moore is a pseudonym.) Although I’ll never truly understand how a narcissist can be so cruel, I have learned many hard lessons about what to expect from them and how to protect myself. I really want other survivors to know that they are not alone, but I also want the general public to really understand, (or at least try to understand,) the extreme nature of narcissistic abuse and how it eats away at a person’s soul and leaves a shell behind. I have finished four eBooks about my experiences and the things I’ve learned. More books will be coming because I’ve been thinking about this for a very long time and have many ideas. I hope the information I offer helps!
WHY I decided to start writing:
I think about narcissism a lot. I observe, I analyze, I think about what I’ve been through and the things I saw. I recognize the patterns of both the abusers and the abused. As I recover, things are more clear to me, and I can see what I should have done earlier. I noticed that people liked what I had to say and I realized that maybe I have more talent than I thought. Instead of being mad at narcissists all the time, I decided to make something positive out of the lessons I’ve learned…and continue to learn.
WHAT I’ve written:
I have published four Kindle books on Amazon.
The first is The Faces of Narcissistic Abuse: First-Hand Experiences with Narcissists. This book is an overview of what I’ve experienced with a narcissistic mother and two narcissistic spouses, as well as some facts I realized about narcissists. All of them were different, but all of them were the same. Many daughters of narcissistic parents repeat the cycle by marrying narcissists. I did it twice.
The second book is a very different style. Instead of sharing my first-hand stories, I tell you the hard lessons I’ve learned. It is called Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse: The Warm Hard Truth. Many people have a hard time giving up on the narcissist, but the truth is, you have to do it because they won’t change.
My third book is A Woman’s Guide to Detecting Narcissistic Men: Thirty Tips for Recognizing a Potential Predator. It details thirty common behaviors I have observed, (and read about,) in narcissistic men. I explain what to look for and why, plus give examples of seeing it in my own dating life. Narcissistic men have many things in common because they all share the traits of their personality disorder.
My latest book is In the Eye of the Sociopath’s Hurricane: Seven Weeks of Rage. Unlike my earlier books that talk about some of the things I’ve learned about what to expect from narcissists, this one is simply my story of meeting, marrying and dealing with a narcissistic sociopath.