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Mistaken Identity

Published by Forefront Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

“Before I was born, I was set up for abuse.”

So begins the story of Doug Dane, who suffered years of physical and sexual abuse that left him broken, scarred, and unable to form healthy relationships.

Living with guilt and shame became the norm and he didn’t understand where his self-loathing came from. His childhood abuse had been blocked out throughout most of his adult life. He didn’t think he had been abused at all.

At the age of thirty-five, headed for a second divorce in four years, Doug realized that he was living like a rat trapped in a maze—anxious, desperate, making the same wrong turns over and over again in a futile search for peace. That moment was the catalyst for beginning a journey to freedom, a journey that would take him through years of self-discovery through which he found the simple truth: Your abuse and mistreatment didn’t happen because of you, it simply happened to you. You can be free from the guilt and shame of the past. You are worthy of more! When Doug went public with his life story, he felt there had to be a better way. He spent years trying to find it but discovered the better way wasn’t that hard and it didn’t have to take so long. Mistaken Identity is a roadmap, not just a book to read.

  • 30 simple life lessons that begin your journey to breaking free.
  • Affirming truths that liberate you from guilt and shame.
  • Easy, practical steps you can take right now to let go of your past and begin feeling better about yourself.
Take the advice given here. Let the book work on you. Experience the transformation that is waiting for you.

About The Author

As a survivor of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Doug Dane has a unique perspective on personal growth and transformation. Now an international keynote speaker, mentor, and influencer, his personal experience has led him to develop a duplicable system to help others release their guilt and shame, let go of their past, and live a life of freedom.

Doug's mission is to help people stop hiding and start living. He believes that you don’t need to struggle in life because you were mistreated when you were young. Through his books, speeches, and mentoring, Doug inspires others to overcome adversity and change their attitude toward their story.

With a focus on self-reflection, self-compassion, and personal growth, Doug's approach to personal transformation is both inclusive and ethical. His message is one of hope and empowerment, encouraging individuals to take control of their lives and build a brighter tomorrow for themselves and those around them.

Whether you are looking to break the generational cycle of negative behavior, help young people chart their own course, or help others suffering from shame and trauma, Doug Dane's work is sure to inspire and uplift. His dedication to helping others live a life of freedom is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of personal transformation.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Forefront Books (April 4, 2023)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637631676

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