Author Kris Courtney
It is this kind of brave honesty of confession and growing philosophy that makes the book unique. A " must-read " for all who ponder their roots and family life. This is an intense , compelling story of a baby who was born defective in body but not in spirit.
The reader must be prepared for a journey like no other that visits incest between cousins and the heartbreak that follows. Written with grace and style,
Norma Jean's Sun should be on the New York Times bestseller list within the year !
What makes this book different and easy to read is the personal manner in which Courtney writes: 'I know that most of you who read this will struggle with, perhaps even reject, the idea that I have lived my entire life feeling as if an existence as Frankenstein was my only fate in life. But since I can recall, I have had the overwhelming desire that when I met someone new, he will look me in the eye and not be compelled or distracted to look at my body, my hands, or the mental equipment supporting them.' And at the end of his book he writes: 'If you have ever wondered about another human who is different from you in appearance, try to find the similarities, not the differences. We are more alike than we are different.'
Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir by Kris Courtney