Nickels – A Tale Of Dissociation {Sponsored Review}

Image Credit: Modern History Press

“Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation” covers part of the lifespan of a woman who suffers tremendous abuse beginning in childhood.

I have to admit that this book is written rather differently than any other book that I have ever read. After I gave it a few pages, I have come to the realization that the way it is written is what makes the book so “real.” I feel that the character had so many thoughts and feelings and that there was just so much going on in her head that she got it all out the best way she could.  This book gave me feelings of panic and confusion while I was reading it, which may the closest one can get to how the main character feels, without ever experiencing the horror that she did. You can empathize with Little Miss So and So’s desperation. I also found it ironic that at difference points of abuse in the book, “California Dreamin'” would be playing – which took me back to another person’s tragic childhood story – Mackenzie Phillips.

Image Credit: Christine Stark

The author, Christine Stark, is an artist, and I think that helped in the way she painted this picture of this tortured life. This book is different and interesting and if you are interested in human stories, in those of the abused or of artistic interpretations that pay homage to those that have no voice – or if you are just looking for a little something different to read- then I feel that this book is for you.

I will be doing a giveaway for a copy of this book a little later in a book hop. 🙂 Keep your eyes peeled!



About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. This looks like a book that I’d like to read!

  2. Thanks Dawn, on behalf of Christine and everyone here at Modern History Press. We appreciate the time you took to read the book and we hope that you will continue to read and review our books!

    • Thanks for letting me read it! I can’t wait to start the next one. 🙂


  3. This sounds like a book that I’d enjoy. I love to read case studies. The only problem I’d have is the history of abuse, that kind of thing sticks with me and makes me sad.


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