To Cherish Harm is the intimate, autobiographical story of a severely abused child, bloodied by a disturbed alcoholic mother. The story is told from the child's point of view. Witness what happens to this little girl?s psyche as she evolves in hiding, under the tyranny of irrational evil, sustained only by her vivid imagination and hope of finding a better life. Unable to distinguish a destructive relationship from a loving one, the girl matures into an intensely lonely and confused teenager. Tragically, she runs into the arms of one of her mother?s *friends* seeking safety and comfort, only to find that she has embraced another hellish relationship, one of violent sexual perversity, and emotional as well as physical abuse that nearly kills her. Mistaking these destructive relationships for what she has come to know as love, she grows into a woman who has learned To Cherish Harm. But with hope and vision, can her *little girl* dreams nourish her hungry heart and pull her toward a new life?