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  1. Lindsay Says:

    thank you so much for accounting your experiences in Loose Girl. I identify with it so completely. I too struggled with promiscuity in the efforts of feeling wanted and desired. I also contracted HPV and was terrified no one would ever love me. thankfully I found a man who loves me enough to teach me to love myself. thank you thank you thank you for assuring me that I am not alone, and multiple partners does not equate to being a whore.

  2. Denise Says:

    Thank you so much for writing and publishing Seeing Ezra. It was compelling and moving. Some parts especially resonated with my family’s own journey with autism. I so appreciate that you articulated so well what I hadn’t been able to admit to myself. Thank you for that.

    I’m writing fiction under a pen name based on my journey. Perhaps someday I will write as bravely as you have.

    Peace,
    Denise

    Writing as Corinne Desjardins
    @CorinnesGarden
    corinnedesjardins.wordpress.com

  3. Rechtsschutzversicherung Test Says:

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. Many thanks

  4. Brianna Says:

    I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS 🙂 , DOING A PROJECT ON YOU .

  5. Dallas H. Says:

    Just another humble thanks. I am enchanted with people’s recollections of their lives, and I have found a lot of value in ‘Loose Girl’. It has been a true inspiration as well as insight.
    I am thrilled to have finally put a face on that picture I have created after reading it and it is always amazing how one can follow up the faded trail of a life with such clarity and poise.
    So thank you and I hope to read more from you in the future.

  6. Dallas Healey Says:

    Kerry,
    I just wanted to express to you how much Loose Girl affected me when I first read your novel as a sophomore in high school. I was going through very similar instances and you’re book helped me realize so many things about myself I had never realized before. You’re book is incredible and so are you for being able to write about yourself in a way that has affected so many young adult readers.

  7. Lasonya Says:

    Thanks for utilizing some time in order to write “Guestbook | Kerry Cohen”.
    Thanks once more ,Renate

  8. Ginny Johnson Says:

    Thanks so much for writing Seeing Ezra!! I am the proud and bewildered mother of Trevor, a 17-year-old on the spectrum. I agree that all we really want is for our children to be who they are and welcomed for that !!

  9. brigitte daguerre Says:

    I can’t wait to start reading your book later today. I hope you write about Autism in the future. Thank you! 🙂

  10. Sanja Says:

    “Loose girl” really helped me a lot. I no longer feel worthless because I’m the way I am. Now I see that I’m not alone and I feel that I can be more honest with myself, without feeling guilty. Thank you for that, you saved my life in a way and I’m sure you did the same for a lot of girls like myself. I admire your dedicated work. Lot’s of love!

  11. Delilah Says:

    I have read all of your books, except seeing ezra and thats next on my list, I love your books. Loose girl was the first one that I had read. I had been trying to figure out a way to help my ex step daughter who I have custody of. I looke dup what to do for a teen age promiscuios girl and your book came up, I too can relate to soo much in that book,as did she. I don’t know for sure yet how much has gotten trhough to her But iI am sure that some did. Keep up the awesome work. I am looking forward to a new book by you………

  12. Britt Holmstrom-Salisbury Says:

    Just finished reading, SEEING EZRA, last evening. It was excellent and I hated putting it down! I can relate to a lot of the book, given my two youngest children (both girls) have forms of autism. Thank you for writing it!

  13. Amber Says:

    I am only on page 83 of your book ‘Seeing Ezra’, but I felt compelled to write to you. So much of what you are saying resonates with me. My son was diagnosed with autism last summer, after 2 years of us seeing specialists and refusing to go for a diagnosis. My reasoning for delaying the diagnosis was that I wanted people to know Ben and not just see the autism. I sometimes feel so trapped and frustrated, wanting my friends and family to understand what this is like for us as a family, for me as a mom. I feel like you have written a book that describes almost exactly how I feel, and I hope the key people in my life will read it, and maybe understand when I am a little crazy, or withdrawn, or exhausted, or sad! Thank you so much for writing this book!
    Amber

  14. Cindy Pierre Says:

    I’ve read “Loose Girl” and “Dirty Little Secrets”, and was moved by each. I really loved “Dirty Little Secrets” because not only was it very informative, but it resonated with me. I especially like the part where you talked about girls who use their seuality/sex as a way to feel empowered, but it backfires. I could really relate to that. What makes your books must reads is the fact that you never judge, you write with compassion.

  15. Angelica valdez Says:

    i love love love! your book kerry:)
    i can really relate. personally i am not a reader,
    one of the girls from the group home wich I’m living at introduced me.
    i actually only read it because i had 12 hours of comunity study hour service
    to finish…but as i started to read “loose girl” i litterly put my self in it.
    everyday i got home from school, went to my room and read for hours! I have
    faced as many obsticals like you did kerry. and i still am. im 17 years old and I know
    exactly what it feels to be in that “moment” i do exactly what you did. i felt need
    and craved attention. i was made fun of because I’m white and go to a mostly mexican school
    i also was really skinny growing up. but as i hit my high school years i gained a butt,
    boobys, and i started to break out on my face. i still feel insecure bout myself and my complection
    so when ever guys talked to me was really surprising because i never had attention. growing up with my mother being Bi-polar schizophrenic never really gave a care in the world. she chose guys over her own children. i basically raised my little brother Marek and I. my mom brought many different men in and out of my life. and through the ages 4-8 i was molested numorous times. at the age of 4 my mom’s own cusin molested me, after him was my mom’s cusin’s boyfriend, then was my mom’s ex-husband. i really dont recall all the men who touched me. but i still wake up crying wondering ” is he going to come back after me ?” as i reached the age or 9 CPS (CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES) took me away from my mom and sent me with my Non-biological grandmother. as i reached my preteenage years my Nana (grandma) always brought me down, putting blame on me for what my mother did. she is part of the reason why i’m living at a Group-home. i try and try to do my best, but in her eyes i can never shine. i lost my verginity to a senior my freshman year. he jus used me and left me saying that i was a peice of trash and nothing more importand the to have just sex with. i ended having sex with 5 different boys. but i know it is not right. yet i do because i too confuse sex with love. i still am learning. i mean “loose Girl” opened up my eyes alot.
    Kerry i look up to you. i never had anyone too look up too growning up and i can say
    you are my role model! thank you so much for taking the step to writeing this book because
    i mean the more and more people read it. the more and more people will relate or understand how hard it is to be in that “moment” when all you have is your body and need.

    -Angelica Valdez

  16. Rich A. Says:

    I just read *Loose Girl* and I am moved by it. And I like your writing style. Very cool. All the best, Rich (Minneapolis)

  17. Rebekka Says:

    Dear Kerry,

    Thank you for writing this book. I found it at the library and have been able to relate to everything you wrote about.
    Thank you for giving us girls a voice and what most of us can relate to. I am also writing a book about my life, and your book
    helped to give me freedom to talk about my insecurities and boy stories.

  18. Liz from NJ Says:

    Hi Kerry –

    I just finished your book and I really relate. I was not a “Loose Girl”
    in high school, but was searching and empty in my 20’s. I relate to many
    of the feelings. Right now we are dealing with these issues with my 14
    year old step daughter. She has been like this since she is 11 and has
    put herself in some really, really dangerous places. Including sneaking
    out and have sex with a 21 year old. We have tried everything to help
    her, but she doesn’t seem ready to address the real issues. I am hoping
    giving her your book to read will help her. I am just really curious as
    to how you moved on from these feelings. I am now 50 years old, and still
    working through issues. It has been a long haul for me. In your book
    it seems like you went to a little therapy, but he really sounds like an
    addiction that needs on going treatment.

  19. James Schuster Says:

    Great book! Read it in one sitting – couldn’t put it down. I would be interesting to read a sequel.

  20. Kianna Cox Says:

    Kerry,
    I read your book Loose Girl a year ago in high school and your words have stayed in my mind. I was not ever a “loose girl” myself, but the struggle with self-worth is something that I and many girls can relate to, so I think that your book is a poignant read for so many out there who are also struggling. You have inspired me so much, as I am also a writer with an interest in psychology and a simple desire to help others, especially those like myself who have felt lost and scrambled for answers. I want to thank you for pointing me in the right direction in terms of my own recovery and understanding, and in the direction I want to go in life. Thank you so much.
    Kianna

  21. Rick Moen Says:

    Great book! Not the kind of stuggles that I have had. Mine were more with alcohol, but we all have some struggle. Thank you for the courage to write the book, and share your story.

  22. isaac Says:

    Hello Kerry,

    I read your book. At first I thought you were a victim, then I thought you were a glutton for being treated like shit, but then I realized you were actually a predator.

    I know you delve in Psychology or Psychotherapy, whatever you want to call it. In your book, you never mentioned whether you ever came to realize you were a sex addict? Throughout the book, all I read about is sex with one boy after the other, the thrill of the chase and finally the conquest.

    You were harsh with your mother as well as your sister. Incredibly selfish human you were. I am angry at you. Pissed off. Good job on the book. You wrote it and that’s what matters.

    Isaac

  23. Rain Smith Says:

    I just finished reading Loose Girl and wanted to let you know how much the book meant to me. With a few small changes it could have been my story. I look back at my own experience and wonder why and how. Of course I realize that I was doing the best I could, at the time. I don’t think I was capable of a different path. Anyway, I so appreciate the book and the depth with which you shared yourself. It helped me think about my own journey and maybe the motivation to share my story with people, as very few know the truth. I also truly appreciate the ending. I agree that it is never about being saved by a man but about saving yourself. Although, my husband was one of the first men in my life that was available to love me and that I was at a place where I could love him, he did not save me. I truly believe that something in me had changed by that point. Something that allowed the relationship to happen. If I had met him two years prior, it would have been a different ending. Thank you!

  24. Kelsey Busch Says:

    A wonderful, eye opening, read. Thank you.

  25. Angelika DeFrancesco Says:

    Thank you for helping others. Through your books and counseling. I have a lot of reading to do.

  26. Marlene Wolski Says:

    After reading some of the messages here, I know I have to read Loose Girl, and when I do, I will be back. I adore a good book, and can already tell by the short bit I’ve read that your straight forward writing style is for me. Thank you.

  27. jacinda aviles Says:

    i love “losse girl”. i didnt put put it down the first day i read 5 times already. im 18 years old and it was just crazy how relateable certine parts of your book can be in others lives. i enjoyed it very much.

  28. Casey Says:

    I just finished Loose Girl, the end made me cry! I think we might be long lost sisters. My story is very similar to yours, including the relationship with your family, how you felt when you first met your husband, the over-all emotions and your passion for writing. Oh and of course, how I’ve made SO MANY of “those” mistakes! I can’t wait for your new book to come out, sounds like it explores more of the “why,” rather than the “how.” I would also love to hear more about your family relationships, I have a similar relationship with my mother. The passage on pg 203 about the tiny girl inside you describes a feeling I always thought only I knew, it was completely amazing – I had to read it over twenty times! And the “Don’t screw it up” relating to “Don’t wind up like me” made the tears fall! If you ever do book signings near Chicago I’d love to come. Best of luck to you Kerry, you are truly inspiring to me! I need to write! Love, Casey -Geneseo, Illinois

  29. Jessica Hardiman Says:

    Kerry, you wrote a wonderful book that every women should read. I could relate completely having had some past experiences that were similar to yours. I can say that I have now found some inner peace with my “loose” past. Thank you very much for the inspiration I felt when completing the book, your a wonderful writer. I am excited to read future writings!

  30. Kelly Says:

    I just finished “Loose Girl” and cried through half of it. It was hard for me, seeing myself in your words, but the moment I picked it up, I knew I had to get it. I wanted to know I wasn’t alone with the feelings of desperation and self-loathing. Thank you for expressing that need so clearly, as I had recently realized myself that all my self destructive urges are born from my hatred of myself. Luckily, like you, I’ve moved on from that period and am married to a wonderful man who has helped me get beyond most of it. I’m going to pass your book on to my sister, as I think all young girls should read it.

  31. Taylor Millstone Says:

    I read your book recently and I found it so refreshing to hear somebody write honestly about their promiscuity.It’s such a secret topic that people refuse to discuss. I was a loose girl. I didn’t sleep with a lot of people, but still found myself promiscuous in other ways. I think your book was effective also because you were able to tie in your experience with psychotherapy and were able to analyze your actions and feelings. Your memoir inspires me to write about my own life. It’s very admirable how you have curbed your impulses and have found true love. I hope you write more about your past and possibly future. Thank you for your take on promiscuity.

  32. Samantha Lambert Says:

    I really enjoyed Loose Girl. I found it at a Barns and Noble. I was just off a Francesca Lia Block binge and wanted something a bit more real. I found your memoir and didn’t put it down until I was done. I’m not a loose girl per say. I dont need sex to compensate attention or love. I have experienced teenhood trama, along with parent death, and 2 step-fathers and bad relationships attached to that trama. Overall I’ve seen this make me manipulative. I play with guys emotions and almost plot against them I guess. I do this because I can. I haven’t had sex with many of them. For the most part I just tease them or get what I want out of it and send them home. This spring sem at my college, McDaniel, I am taking a memoir writing class because I believe I have some interesting tales to tell. Reading your memoir made me realize this and steered my English major with a Journalsim minor into one also focused on writing. Thank you for making me feel like
    I’m not alone.

  33. Gabriela Garcia Says:

    I liked Loose Girl it made me cry but also gave me hope.

  34. Viv Says:

    Just another humble thanks. I am enchanted with people’s recollections of their lives, and I have found a lot of value in ‘Loose Girl’. It has been a true inspiration as well as insight.
    I am thrilled to have finally put a face on that picture I have created after reading it and it is always amazing how one can follow up the faded trail of a life with such clarity and poise.
    So thank you and I hope to read more from you in the future.

  35. Andrea Sheppard Says:

    Thank you soooooooooo much for writing “Loose Girl”!!! The book was amazing in every way imaginable! I don’t read as much as I would like, but I couldn’t put this one down. In fact, I only put it away to do things that I “had” to do 🙂 I cannot wait for your next one to come out!! xoxoxo

  36. andy Says:

    i just cried. i never cry. thank you so much loose girl is amazing. read it in one day until now i thought i was alone but now i know i’m not i could not tell you how much i appriciate your writting

  37. Caroline Laabs Says:

    I have read this book multiple times and every time I read it I find something new to discover in it. I’m sure that I’ll be reading it a lot more.

  38. Jackie Says:

    I have your book and it’s an honor to be writing to you on here.

  39. Teisha Rasmussen Says:

    Just finished reading Loose Girl for the 4th time. Even though I’ve read this book over and over I still love it everytime. It has let me know that I am not alone, that I haven’t been the only girl to go through something like that. Thank you so much for your amazing writing.

  40. Cal Says:

    Personally, i have never been so disappointed with a memoir. Obviously, other feel differently, however, i don’t see it. Where’s the moving descriptions of emotion? The pain? The confusion? This book was as dry as a British comedy, and i do not mean Monty Python. I could not relate, and not because i haven’t been in the same situations. Mayhap i just observe them more closely.

    I hope the junior fiction reads better.

  41. Kerry Smith Says:

    Just finished reading Loose Girl. Amazing book, it helped me to understand all the different emotions that I have experienced. It has in some way given me a motivation, Im currently on a gap year before my first year of university, I often feel too scared of change.. but your book has shown me that change can be good and to not be afraid. Thank you.

  42. Ellie Stevens Says:

    I used to think I was like I was because I was basically a ‘bad person’, a ‘slut’, ‘whore’, ‘scrubber’, ‘tart’, ‘bike’, or the many other names I have been called.

    On reading your book, so many of the things you wrote could have been written by me.

    Thank you so much for putting words on what I feel.

    Ellie

  43. K. Sullivan Says:

    Thank you for writing Loose Girl. There are so many women and girls who have or are still struggling with the problems addressed in your memoir.
    A suggestion: As a therapist, could you include tips on your web site to help social workers, counselors and other health professionals to address the problems of promiscuity with increasingly young clients?
    Thank you and keep writing!

  44. Lisa Sypher Says:

    Wonderful website!

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