Frock-Off: Living Undisguised
A memoir of fear, heartache, triumph, and living life by shedding your disguises and being who you are.
With parents tormented by secrets, guilt, and shame, Jo Dibblee quickly learned to protect herself. Faced with her parents' alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression, along with the sexual assault and stalking of an "upstanding" foster parent, Jo began, early in life, to use a coping strategy she now calls frocking. With humor and hope, Jo shares the harrowing rollercoaster of her life story and gives the low-down on frocking—how she learned it and used it to survive, how she found it holding her back and what she had to do to, once and for all, Frock Off. Despite harsh truths, brushes with death and agonizing betrayals, Jo’s heart shines through these pages, offering promise, wisdom and inspiration to any reader who has learned to hide and longs to be free.
…a well-written and uplifting tale of survival - both physical and emotional, against great adversity and against all odds. Jo Dibblee should be praised for sharing her past with such courage and integrity.
…a powerful and sometimes shocking autobiography which, at the same time, is compelling and inspirational.
—Penticton Herald (daily)
If you enjoyed “Angela’s Ashes” and “The Glass Castle”, you will LOVE “Frock Off!” No one would blame author, Jo Dibblee if she curled up in a corner and decided that life was just too grueling to move on. At every turn, life dealt her one tragic turn of events after another (poverty, neglect, betrayal, abandonment and assault)…against all odds, she stands tall today in TRIUMPH over adversity. Inspired by her tenacity, motivated by her courage, I am determined to take action and deal with the “frocks” in my life. This book is a must read for anyone who needs a healthy dose of ‘hope’ in their life. After all, if we have hope—we can do anything!
—Today’s Businesswoman Magazine
Page Count: 320
Release Date: 2/7/2019
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