Introducing The Unintended Gift, a memoir. Answering reader's questions, What happened after Vegas? Release date: March 2020.
SUZANNE R. KRAUSS
Praise for TO VEGAS AND BACK:
“I have reported on several cases of domestic violence in the NFL, yet was amazed that it took a public, graphic video to make people realize the horror of it. To Vegas and Back does for readers what real-life videos do for viewers – it graphically and realistically depicts the savagery of domestic violence. Yet this book is much more than a cautionary tale. Author Suzanne Krauss tells her family’s story with honesty, humor and love. In the face of overwhelming odds, these incredible women not only survived, but triumphed.“- Chris McKendry, ESPN Sportscenter anchor
“A riveting, gut-wrenching memoir tells in astonishing detail what went on behind the closed doors in Suzanne Krauss’ childhood home. This page-turner, To Vegas and Back is a true testament of her perseverance, resilient human spirit and how the unconditional love between a mother and daughter can lead to forgiveness and healing.”
- Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread
"Heartbreakingly real and as raw as a flat-palmed slap, To Vegas and Back confronts the unvarnished realities of a mother struggling in a violent and highly sexualized man’s world. Suzanne Krauss, the daughter, is fierce: fiercely loyal, fierce in her commitment to unconditional love, fierce in her determination to triumph. Her story will haunt you; her courage will make you want to weep." - Wendy Kann, author of Casting with a Fragile Thread
"A riveting read." - Philadelphia Magazine
"Don't pass up this page-turner!" - Delilah Radio Show Host
"First-time author Krauss recounts her harrowing childhood during the late 1960s and early 1970s, a story of family abuse that is directly written and painfully honest. In describing her sessions with a therapist later in her life - partial transcripts of which are used throughout the book - Krauss summarizes her story: "my mom moves to Vegas with a Ponzi shyster, he died, she hooked up with a mobster, then a casino owner, became a showgirl at the Tropicana, then ended up with an anti-Semitic monster, named Paul, who almost killed us all." But this outline of her experiences leave out what the rest of the book provides: a chilling look not only at the dark side of life in Vegas that her mother experiences but also at the horror that her sexually and mentally abusive stepfather visited upon Krauss and her sister. But her descriptions are never lurid, just a shocking reminder of the pain that dysfunctional families often endure. And in the end, after describing how she later achieved her own peace of mind, she is able to deliver a message "that bad things happen to good people, but a positive, even wonderful life can emerge nonetheless." - Publisher's Weekly
"Suzanne Krauss' must-read memoir details a life filled with abuse, addiction, denial, and ultimately, forgiveness and healing. Her story beautifully captures the resilience of the human spirit. " - Jane Randel, Co-founder of NO MORE
To Vegas and Back original book cover (left) and the limited edition cover (center) to support the NO MORE organization. Release date: January 2016.