Books by Joan Hicks Boone
the best Girl
Finalist, 2018 International Book Award, Autobiography/Memoir
Praise for The Best Girl
An intimate portrait of the surreal terror of growing up in an abusive household, The Best Girl takes you on a journey that will ground you in the reality of the fear that many victims of domestic violence face-often in silence. -- Hunter E. Cantrell; Candidate, Minnesota House of Representatives
Told with poetic soul, The Best Girl reminds you that hope cannot be stopped. -- Renita Fisher
In The Best Girl, Joan Hicks Boone has put forth extraordinary courage by laying bare the trauma of her childhood and taking readers through her journey of survival. It is not easy to face the dragons of our past, but that is exactly what Joan has done, and is what is needed for transformation and healing to occur. My hope is that Joan's bravery will provide other survivors of trauma with the hope for their own future; it is possible to heal. -- Keith J. Sullivan; Physical Therapist, BodyWorks Physical Therapy, Inc.
Spoken in her own voice, Joan hicks Boone illustrates the exhaustive fear a child growing up in a violent home endures. Concurrent dysfunctions, such as her mother's lack of emotional energy, are layered between Joan's ultimate wish-that her mom survives. hope, and change, come to Joan by way of brave neighbors, teachers and friends who offer validation and support. This book is not an easy read, but it's importance cannot be overstated: society must do more to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. -- Lori Ann Clarke; Business Owner and Candidate, Minnesota House of Representatives
Joan's second book, a continuation of The Best Girl, is due out in Spring 2019.