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Ingrid Kern Shares How She Tamed Her Monster in Uplifting Book

The author, who is a smart and accomplished woman, tells how she overcame her doubts and fears, which were results of the abuse she endured as a child.

Los Angeles, California, USA – WEBWIRE

While it’s not easy to live life with memories of abuse, the author shows it’s possible to overcome them.

Ingrid Kern is a woman of many talents. She is a model, senior Olympian, published author, award-winning poet, and real estate professional. However, she will be best remembered as an abuse survivor. In her book “Triumph: Taming the Monster Within” (Dog Ear, 2016), she shares her story of struggles and – triumph – over her monster, which is fear.
“Triumph: Taming the Monster Within” doubles as an autobiography and journal that she kept as part of the healing process. The book tells of the abuse she received as a child, its impacts on her growing up, and what she did to overcome memories of abuse.
“Verbal abuse and emotional abuse are just as bad as physical abuse,” wrote the author on her Facebook post. “Memories of abuse of any kind lasts forever.”
The author narrates how her alcoholic father abused her physically, mentally and emotionally. Readers get the gist that her father negatively impacted her pursuit of athletics, having abandoned a long jump half way when knowing her father was around to spy on her. Fast forward, she took part in the Senior Olympics after many years of not running.
The narration details not only the events that took place leading to the Senior Olympics and beyond but also the small and big things she did to overcome her monster and reclaim her life. She also shares a letter that she composed, as a cathartic practice, to her father (entry on May 20, 2009) and her views on health, wealth, and relationships (“Sometime toward the end of 2009”).
The author’s account of her life as an abuse survivor and her positivity will inspire readers to leave memories of abuse behind and master the ‘monster’ inside their head.  
Ingrid Kern’s powerful autobiography “Triumph: Taming the Monster Within” will soon be displayed in the upcoming 2018 Sharjah International Book Fair on October 31 to November 10, 2018, at the Expo Centre Sharjah in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). 
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Triumph: Taming the Monster Within
Written by: Ingrid Kern
Published by: Dog Ear Publishing
Published date: December 12, 2016
Paperback price: $16.95
About the author
Ingrid Kern grew up in Vienna, Austria, being physically, mentally and emotionally abused by her alcoholic father. After his death, she dropped out of school at age eighteen. She worked as a model in Europe and played on stage in Vienna for a season. Ingrid moved to New York and got married. After her divorce, she moved to Los Angeles, where her actual healing journey began. She has published books of poetry and self-healing: “Volume One,” “Words From An Unchained Heart,” “What’s Your Monster’s Name?” and “100 Whispered Words.” She received several awards for some of her poems, including the Poet of Merit Award from the International Society of Poets for her poem “9/11”. Several of her poems have been featured in the Brentwood News. Ingrid lives in Los Angeles and shares her time working in real estate, managing a building, writing, and traveling. She loves animals.

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