Books by Susanna

Dissed & Pissed: The Diary & Poetry of a Scorned Teenager

Available in Paperback & Kindle at Amazon

Take a peek inside Susanna’s life as a teen after her debut memoir UNHEARD.

In Dissed & Pissed, read the diary entries of a teenage girl struggling with the angst of love, high school, and peer pressure. Watch Susanna’s poetry reveal a dark side that slowly comes to surface when she faces loss, teasing, and the ultimate betrayal from a best friend. Will the pressure lead her astray? Will she choose the life of a rock star, or will she keep on a straight path as she flourishes through the changes of a girl into a young woman?

118 pages
ISBN-10: 0984834605
ISBN-13: 978-0984834600

Kindle Edition
File Size: 737 KB
Language: English
ASIN: B006H04QV6

UNHEARD: a memoir

Available in Paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Ebook edition

Written from the perspective of a child, Susanna’s life was forever changed when her mother married an abusive alcoholic that managed the household’s every move. When her father married a born-again religious fanatic, Susanna felt she had no one. Although the two families appeared very opposite on the outside, both had unhealthy addictions that fed Susanna’s fear and self-loathing. She was shuffled between living with her mother and father, having no real place to call home. Brainwashed by adults, along with being bullied by classmates, Susanna developed an OCD disorder by the time she was nine. By the time she was fourteen, Susanna decided suicide was the only option to end the life of pain and misery. A childhood marked with fear, abandonment, poverty, racism, and sexual and mental abuse, Susanna remained hopeless until the day she was rescued from the madness of being unheard – thanks to her school teachers and grandparents – the only people that believed in her.

145 Pages
ISBN 978-0-615-42171-1
First Edition
Copyright © 2010 Susanna Hartigan


  1. I’ll have to check your memoir out. It sounds like we had similar childhoods and I’d love to read about your experiences. I’ll add it to my Amazon wishlist so I remember to buy it when I finish the book I’m reading now 🙂

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