FREAK: The True Story of an Insecurity Addict™
Written By Rebecca O’Donnell
Book Cover Photograph By Anre Fuentes
Book Design By Vladimir Zavgorodny

From its first blackly hilarious quote, FREAK shoves you on a roller coaster ride and never lets up. This is The true story of Rebecca O’Donnell, an atypical hero who found hope in the darkest of circumstances. Unlike so many spunky survivors of a damaged past, Rebecca belongs to that far more common area of depression and insecurity, hidden behind the mask she showed the world.

So how does one crawl out of a self-dug pit? With laughter, self-recognition and a drop of shaky courage, Rebecca shows us exactly how she did that, and how she helped others build their own ladders out of hell.

FREAK is a must read for anyone who’s ever heard that voice of insecurity whispering that we can’t, we shouldn’t, we don’t deserve.

Review quotes:

I’ve never laughed so much or cried so hard simultaneously in my life.

— Beth Kattleman, Librarian

 
I found myself laughing at the most inappropriate moments.

— Tom Kuehhas, Historian

 
As painful as this book is to read, you also can’t put it down. It reminds you once again of the resilience of the human spirt and one’s capacity to forgive.

— Beverly Wright LCSW, CASAC, CEAP