Author Nitra Gipson Bares Her Life Story, Her Journey From a Dysfunctional Family, and Her Court Battle Against a Corporate Giant

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New Novel Reveals a Child’s Triumph Over Abuse and Adversity

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A child doesn’t choose her lot in life; but, ultimately, she is the artisan of her destiny. First-time author Nitra Gipson poignantly illustrates this perspective in her captivating autobiography, The Real Verdict, chronicling her life from early childhood to the present, and the hardships she had to endure during those times.

Gipson grew up in a dysfunctional family wracked with secrets, but despite this, she constantly nurtured her dream to achieve academic success. This ambition was cultivated by her mother and uncles, who recognized her potential. Although Gipson recognized her own intrinsic worth, there were those among her family and acquaintances who constantly demoralized her. Through it all, she lived in fear, and harbored a terrible secret of her own, silently enduring physical abuse at the hands of a family member. Her desperate attempts to reveal the truth fell on deaf ears. Under threats and intimidation, she had to harbor her secret for years, until she finally faced her reality, found her voice and ended the horror. Notwithstanding that triumph, Gipson’s quest for personal freedom was far from over. At the age of 13, she witnessed her uncle’s high profile murder trial and subsequent execution. Five years later, she faced one of America’s most formidable corporate behemoths in the courtroom, striving to prove her innocence for a crime she did not commit.

The Real Verdict depicts the truth of Gipson’s struggle against a lifetime of abuse and injustice. It is about a woman who finally says ‘no’ to those who would exploit, undermine and demean her. It is a story of courage, perseverance and the achievement of dignity that will inspire readers and give hope to their lives.

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About the Author
Nitra Gipson comes from Houston, Texas. She was raised in a dysfunctional family, and the repercussions of psychological, emotional and physical abuse, sustained during her childhood nearly shattered her life. Living her private pain and her uncle’s tragic public death by execution galvanized her interest in the law and the workings of the legal system. In December, 2008, she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. In the interim, she sued one of the nation’s largest corporate entities after being falsely accused of committing a felony while on its premises. A sizeable award ensued from the verdict in her favor. Nitra defines her success and personal accomplishments by her relationships with loved ones and supporters, most notably her mother, siblings, and fiancé, with whom she envisions a future filled with hope. The Real Verdict is her first book.

The Real Verdict * by Nitra Gipson
My Quest For The Freedom I Never Had
Publication Date: October 12, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 142 pages; 978-1-4797-2191-7
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