Marilyn Munroe and her Growler Bear


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By Rosaleen O’Brien

ISBN: 978-1-84747-652-4
Published: 2008
Pages: 50
Key Themes: poetry, biography, celebrity, fantasy, author sho suffered trauma


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About the Author

I have been in receipt of trauma counselling since 1999 on a daily basis,at times speaking till the early hours of the morning.Support from my trauma Counsellor helps me to come to terms with accepting that what has happened to me cannot now be changed. I cannot ever forgive those who had a vicarious liability to look after me and failed. As a result of being locked away for some years all because we were poor has brought certain limitations to my day to day life. Writing is a form of therapy and allows me to be free to be the person that I want to be, and should have been my birthright. Through writing I can reach out to others who may have had such an unfortunate experience as myself . Daily flashbacks can be upsetting and I fill my life with things to do so as to block them out. Day to day life can be exhausting and coping mechanisms that I learnt in order to survive have not helped me in the outside world. God help all fellow survivors and perhaps one day Ireland will accept the terrible price we paid. Shame on all you right thinking residents in Ireland to allow the government and Catholic Church to ignore harm done to me and many others who are either dead or too ill to tell their story. Thanks to Chipmunkapublishing I have been able to confront my demons and a Big Thank you to Reatha my trauma counsellor without her I would not be here today writing about my stolen life.

Book Extract

My name is Growler Bear
I have a mummy and a dad
My mummy`s name is Jessica
And Keith he is my dad
Friends they love us all you see
But when I am out of order
Mum tells dad
He says “Just wait till you get older”

Marilyn bought me in a shop
To sit upon her bed
At night when her boyfriend lets her down
She talks to me instead
I never smile or flash my eyes
I am just not that kind
I listen to Marilyn and cuddle up
When she has a troubled mind
Daddy tells me to behave
And stop eating the honey
Recently I got fed up knocking over my cup
When Marilyn said she was lonely
Suddenly, my world it fell apart


1 review for Marilyn Munroe and her Growler Bear

  1. jane ferris (verified owner)

    The story is told by Growler Bear, Marilyn’s stuff animal. Every poetic page has emotions, beautifully written with such heartfelt love. Riveting and Captivating a deeper sense of Marilyn’s private life. A Must Read!! I am sure Marilyn Munroe herself (God rest her soul) would be so proud of this book and the Author! Bravo!

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