When Christal Presley’s father was 18, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with PTSD, he was never the same. Christal’s father spent much of her childhood locked in his room and, at a very young age, Christal learned to walk on eggshells, doing anything and everything not to provoke him. At the age of 18, Christal left home and didn’t look back, but in 2009, something changed. Christal decided it was time to begin the healing process, and she extended an olive branch. “Thirty Days with my Father” is a beautiful memoir shares how one woman and her father discovered profound lessons about their own strength and will to survive, shedding an inspiring light on generational PTSD.

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