Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction by Sue William Silverman

By Sue William Silverman

During this strong memoir, a girl learns to worth herself—as a complete individual instead of as a sexual item. Sue William Silverman tells of her roller-coaster lifetime of intercourse and self-destructive habit. ultimately, hooked on possibility itself, she seeks assistance from a depended on therapist to find what love relatively potential.

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I heard a slight gurgle, and watched as she took her last breath. indd 21 4/7/11 8:16:43 AM fraud fighter restroom’s window. Several other people and I rushed to her side, but I knew it was too late; she was already dead. I didn’t find out why someone so innocent-looking would take her own life. And other than my mother’s death, which occurred many years later, this was the only time I have seen anyone die in front of me. It’s something that you never forget. Around the same time, I read in the paper that some fellow swan-dived out of a building in El Paso and landed in a huge exhaust fan.

But all was for naught; our files reflected nothing. I then turned over the list of several hundred names to my INS counterpart, Sol Solzberg, asking him to search their records. I liked Sol very much even though he was an odd sort. Not too long after I was assigned to New York, we agreed to meet for the first time at a convenient breakfast place. ” I asked. “I saw you standing on the corner,” Solzberg said. “Two things: First, you waited for the traffic light to turn green before you crossed. Second, you didn’t look down for dog poop before proceeding.

None of these people had moved from New York; it was all a ruse to get their files transferred to Newark so Klegmeir could approve the green cards. With this knowledge, I attempted to interview Yee. It came as no surprise when he declined. I went back to Rudy’s office with my new information. “You’re on to something, Joe,” Giuliani said. ” It was just what I was hoping for. To apply some additional pressure, Sol had managed to conjure up a few technical violations of INS regulations on the part of Yee.

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