You Will Never Be Normal


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Stillhouse Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.79 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author

Catherine Klatzker is a highly competent and professional critical care RN, yet she struggled unwittingly with dissociative identity disorder (DID) most of her life, while those closest to her knew nothing of her fragmented inner life or her secondary PTSD. You Will Never Be Normal, a memoir of her personal battle with DID, describes the sudden onset of symptoms when Klatzker was in her fifties, the emergence of five primary separate personalities, and tracks a disjointed healing where slower was faster.Klatzker does not simply explain DID, she makes DID credible and puts a human face to this often misunderstood mental condition.You Will Never Be Normal is a brave and moving portrayal of living day to day with DID, offering insight into this affliction; yet this true account also conveys the full terror of DID's psychic landscape, the trauma that created it, as well as the illuminating path to recovery. Catherine Klatzker is a writer and RN in Los Angeles, California, whose specialty for twenty-two years was pediatric intensive care. Her nonfiction has appeared in mental health anthologies as well as a range of other journals. This memoir is her debut book.


"You Will Never Be Normal is a beautifully rendered account of personal integration and survival. Klatzker's personal detective work, vulnerability, and intelligence create a compelling story, skillfully told, that invites the reader into a struggle to map the after-effects of trauma and complex resilience."

- Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

"The trauma of sexual assault takes a sledgehammer to a child's psyche, and the shattering can reverberate throughout the life. Catherine Klatzker has written a brave, honest, lyrical, and painstaking account of her journey to acknowledge the betrayal of the child self and to reassemble fragments piece by piece into a whole self."

- Terry Wolverton, author of Embers