Atlantic City, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2010
"Love Fraud: How Marriage to a Sociopath Fulfilled My Spiritual Plan," the new book by Donna Andersen, tells two parallel stories. The first is the outrageous true story of her marriage to a sociopathic con artist, James Montgomery, originally of Sydney, Australia. Montgomery took a quarter-million dollars from her, cheated with at least six women during a two-and-a-half year relationship, had a child with one of them, and ten days after Andersen left him, married the mother of the child. It was the second time he committed bigamy.
The second story is about Andersen’s personal spiritual journey. Seeking to understand why her life was ravaged, Andersen developed an ability to channel spiritual guidance, and learned that her soul planned the entire debacle. The object of the exercise was for her to experience and then release the devastating betrayal so that she could return to wholeness.
Andersen’s story, published by Anderly Publishing, is so compelling that it was selected to be the premiere episode of a new show on the Investigation Discovery network called "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" The show airs at 10 p.m. on August 25, 2010, which happens to be her book’s publication date.
Key points of Love Fraud
“Sociopaths have no heart, no conscience and no remorse,” Andersen says, “and sometimes we engage with them for our own spiritual growth.”
This new book:
1. Shows the true nature of sociopaths: no heart, no conscience and no remorse.
2. Portrays in-depth how sociopaths deceive and manipulate their victims.
3. Exposes the limitations of laws and social institutions in dealing with sociopaths.
4. Illustrates how metaphysical concepts play out in an individual life story.
5. Explains how traumas from past lives affect our present life.
6. Reveals how our souls choose painful lessons to help us return to wholeness.
Sociopaths make up 1 to 4 percent of the population, which means there may be 3 million to 12 million of them in the United States. "For people unaware of these human predators, Love Fraud is a stern warning." Andersen says. "For people who have tangled with sociopaths, Love Fraud explains why it happens."
Advance praise for Love Fraud
Mary Jo Buttafuoco, author of "Getting It Through My Thick Skull—Why I stayed, what I learned, and what millions of people involved with sociopaths need to know," says, “Donna’s ability to recover from a devastating marriage to a sociopath and to make that journey one of inspiration and hope is truly a gift that she gives to all of us who have been involved in these frustrating and toxic relationships. Her tenacity is amazing! Thank you, Donna, for continuing to work tirelessly in an effort to bring the term and meaning of ‘sociopath’ into the awareness of everyone in the world!”
About the author
Donna Andersen is author of Lovefraud.com, a website that teaches people how to recognize and recover from sociopaths. The website launched in 2005, and now averages more than 100,000 visits a month. Readers consider it the most helpful source on the Internet for information about sociopaths. The Lovefraud Blog has evolved into a healing community for those who have been targeted by these human predators.
After graduating summa cum laude from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism, Andersen started her career as the first editor of Atlantic City Magazine. She then founded Donna Andersen Copywriting Inc., a boutique advertising company that produced newsletters, brochures, websites and other marketing materials. Her writing style is clear and concise, as it is in her new book.
LOVE FRAUD • By Donna Andersen
How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan
Publication Date: August 25, 2010
Nonfiction; trade hardback; $29.95; 640 pages; ISBN 978-0-9827057-0-4
Published by Anderly Publishing
Author residence: Atlantic City, New Jersey