Childhood Disrupted – Pub Date Has Arrived!

I can’t believe it’s finally here: Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal hit stores yesterday and has been steadily climbing on Amazon (as of this afternoon, it was the #1 best-seller in Developmental Psychology and #787 overall!) and gaining traction on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and various news outlets, including Aeon Magazine and Huffington Post. Even more rewarding for me are the comments that have been pouring in from readers about how much they’re enjoying the book, and how important this topic is to them. How many times can I say that I have the best readers on the planet?!IMG_3527

Speaking of great readers, thank you to those of you who came to my reading (standing room only!) at the Ivy Bookstore in Baltimore last night; you made the event a huge success. I so enjoyed sharing the science in Childhood Disrupted with you all, and hearing your thoughts on the impact of childhood adversity on adult physical and mental health. If you couldn’t make it to the Ivy, stay tuned—I’ll be updating my “upcoming events” page soon with information about future readings and book signings in your area. I can’t wait to see you at my next event!

As promised, here are the results of yesterday’s give-away: congratulations to Debbie Manahan and Mari McCarthy, who will be receiving signed copies of Childhood Disrupted! I hope that the book will be helpful to both of you. Even though the give-away is over, it’s not too late to sign up for my newsletter to receive occasional updates about Childhood Disrupted in your inbox, as well as resources on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—like this infographic (below) that our team created to explain the relationship between ACEs, women, and autoimmune disease. Feel free to share with your friends on social media (#ChildhoodDisrupted), so that we can start a discussion on ACEs and help those facing the aftermath of childhood adversity move toward healing and transformation.


4 thoughts on “Childhood Disrupted – Pub Date Has Arrived!

  1. Hello,
    I’m really looking forward to listening to your audiobook because it sounds like in my case at least it’s right on the mark. I am 50, have suffered ACE (& diahnosed with MS years ago!!) and have been on an intense healing path for the past three years. I can’t wait to dig even deeper with the help of your book.

    Over the past three years, the most painful realization has been that my husband & I have unfortunately repeated the same pattern with our three (now young adult) children. One of them even has all the symptoms of IBD but is completely unapproachable about the topic. Guilt continues to be our biggest challenge but at the same time we are very determined to spare our kids (who go to school away from home) a lifetime of suffering. I am hoping your book will enlighten me even more & would really appreciate any suggestions that could in our quest to help heal the next generation.

    1. Pari,
      Hoping the audiobook is helping you, and your family — all my suggestions (two years of research) are in the book, so please let me know if it’s helpful!

  2. Your last book, “Last Best Cure”, helped me realize how my childhood impacted my autoimmune disease and IBS. I just received “Childhood Disrupted”, read it over 2 days (and will no doubt reread more than once) and found more ideas to continue my healing journey. Thank you so much for writing about this topic, and in a way that is very understandable and compassionate. Your book is a treasure!

    1. Thanks Susan for this email — means so much to me that Childhood Disrupted is furthering your path to healing.

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