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EPISODE: Being Cathartic with Mark Simon

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Mark Simon is known as the Godfather of Storyboarding in Hollywood. He is an author of multiple books and on this podcast episode, he shares the story behind his most recent book, “Attacked! Bullied: Surviving Terror and Finding Justice.

This memoir is based on when Mark was bullied by a gang in high school, and the gang proceeded to attack his family too.  Mark’s story is also about how he became the first person in the country to use a new law holding parents responsible for the violent actions of their kids in a court of law.

Unfortunately, bullying is a common thing and Mark provides great insight and advice on how to handle it. Writing this book took several attempts over the years (at least a dozen times) and Mark found the process very cathartic for him.  It provided a psychological relief of being open about this traumatic experience.  He is a stronger person because of it.  Mark’s vivid written descriptions make you feel you are there…you feel the emotions.   You can buy the book on Amazon in digital format or in print.  Learn more about Mark at Mark Simon Books.

Here’s a short video clip of our conversation:



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