New Author Publishes Memoir on High School Bullying's Dark Side

Top Quote New author Julia Wyklow has published the first of its kind expose/memoir on high school bullying. Instead of the simple story of the mean girls picking on the fat girl, Julia tells the story of bullies--students, teachers, and others--trying to take down the high school valedictorian through verbal, emotional, and even physical abuse. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 02, 2011 - Bullied: True Tales from an American High School
    By Julia Wyklow

    New author Julia Wyklow has just published her first book-a memoir and true life story of high school bullying. Julia describes in candid detail how she made it through it all-and abusive soccer coach sabotaging his team, a school administration unwilling to support new ideas, a bevy of envious students bent on taking me down a notch, a sexual encounter of dubious consent, a faculty actively involved in teenage melodramas, a father's ugly small town election loss, and the ever-competitive arms race of college admissions.

    Far from being a blanket condemnation of a town, Bullied explores the different types of bullies, the environment that allowed it all to happen, and the way Julia got through it. It introduces and lauds the unlikely friends and the caring adults who sought to protect her. Stories from the future are weaved in to show how different events affected her-such as how a horrible night complicated future relationships-and to give hope-like when Julia was asked to speak at her college graduation after being denied the honor in high school as the valedictorian.

    Julia was bullied mercilessly in high school, in almost every way one could imagine, not because she was shy, or awkward, or homosexual but because she was pretty, ambitious, and wanted more-which only attracted jealousy.

    Unlike the more tragic stories, Julia triumphed. She eventually went on to win a full ride in scholarships to Georgetown University. She got a Masters on a major fellowship and went on to law school. In short, Julia put high school behind her and blossomed.

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