From Michelle Knight-Cleveland kidnapping survivor and #1 NYT bestselling author of Finding Me-comes an inspirational book about healing and resilience, on the five-year anniversary of her escape.
Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.
But many people are still asking: What happened after her escape? How do you re-enter society after years of abuse and isolation? How do you get past the trauma and live a happy and joy filled life? How do you learn to trust again?
In Life After Darkness, published on the fifth anniversary of her liberation, Lily describes how she managed to heal the wounds to her body, mind, and soul-wounds, she reveals, that were first inflicted even before her kidnapping. With the help of good friends and anchored by her own inner strength, she takes us with her step by step on her journey out of darkness into the light.
An inspiring story-and for anyone who has dared to hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding new purpose for a meaningful life.
About the Author
Michelle Knight, now known as Lily Rose Lee, is an author, activist, speaker, and a survivor living in Cleveland, Ohio. Lily is passionate about inspiring others and now spends most of her time helping animals and volunteering at local shelters, creating art, and advocating for change to ensure others are safe from the experience she has overcome.
"Her story is beautiful. It is inspiring. I can tell you, it is a must-read." —Dr. Phil McGraw
"An inspiring story, and for anyone wanting hope after suffering, a guidebook to finding a meaningful life."—Gambit Magazine
Praise for Michelle Knight and Finding Me:
"In the 12 years of doing the 'Dr. Phil' show, no one has changed me like Michelle Knight and her story of survival."—Dr. Phil McGraw
"The story of an incredibly brave and resilient young woman and of a spirit that refused to be crushed, even through the worst time." —The Daily Mail