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Friday December 9, 2011 21:01

Taylor Armstrong: Why I’m Sharing My Story Now

Taylor Armstrong: Why I’m Sharing My Story Now
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Taylor Armstrong will release a memoir in February that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of estranged late husband Russell Armstrong.

Given the timing of the book, along with the numerous interviews this Real Housewife has given on the topic since Russell killed himself in August, it’s impossible not to wonder why Armstrong is speaking out now. It’s a matter of safety, Taylor claims.

T. Armstrong

“Until Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter,” Armstrong tells ABC News. “With Russell’s passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.

“From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”

What do you think of Armstrong releasing such a memoir?

until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter. (5-year-old Kennedy) With Russell’s passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.”

Taylor Armstrong Releases Book Cover, Tells Abuse Victims: Learn From Me!
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Yes, Taylor Armstrong really is coming out with a memoir that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of late husband Russell Armstrong.

It will be titled “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within,” and Taylor unveiled the book cover last night on Bravo:

Taylor Armstrong Book Cover

“My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life,” Armstrong said in a statement. “I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within.”

Yes, fellow abuse victims, you can learn a lot from Taylor, namely: if you are rich and famous and have a televised platform from which you can promote, you, too, can profit from the suicide of your estranged husband.

What do you think of Armstrong releasing this book?