Susan Rabin

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The Summer Train: A Woman’s Journey from Desperation to Celebration

The Summer Train

by Susan Rabin

Sandra Cleyton travels from a psychiatric hospital in New York City to life in a privileged Hamptons community. Why did Sandra voluntarily check herself into a psychiatric hospital? What was her life like before and after that experience? The novel explores Sandra's pain and David's struggle. In a materialistic, selfish, self-centered world, Sandra finally garners the courage to face the challenges of mental illness, emotional abuse, and marital infidelity. Sandra's interest in the feminist movement gives her strength and propels her growth towards independence. This book is rich with passion and dialogue that has depth and speaks the truth. More Info

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What People Say...

A very human story - a journey of the spirit - wonderfully told. Would love to see another novel from this author!”

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I just wanted to shout “Hooray - good for you, Sandra!” at the end of the story. Susan Rabin takes the reader through the tunnel of the darkness of mental suffering and verbal abuse and out the other side into the bright light of relief and freedom.”

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From the minute Sandra was nudged out of the elevator onto the psychiatric floor of a NYC hospital, i was in the story. I loved reading The Summer Train. it was a real page turner and kept my attention throughout. The ending didn't disappoint me. It made sense and gave hope.”

A story told from the heart that gives a rare glimpse into the personal struggles of another era, not too long ago. The Summer Train will transport you to the inner realm of a woman struggling with bipolar disorder, in a time when it was not understood.”

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A story that I lived with, from a close relative, for many years. It brought back sad, and happy memories. A great read, you will love it. Bravo to the author.”

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Many will see themselves on these pages, take heart and know that there can be light at the end of the tunnel”

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Susan Rabin's "The Summer Train", is a page turner. The scenes in the mental facility seem chillingly real, as Sandra tries to regain her strength to return to her demanding and demeaning husband, David and her sons. Her dilemna, a common one, is, should she leave David and regain her confidence in herself...”

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Enjoyable reading with strong dialogue. The book really moves along and on the way one finds pieces of oneself. Rabin confronts numerous timely issues.”

While reading The Summer Train, I felt like a fly on the wall of Sandra's soul, always with her, empathizing with her pain, anxiety, frustration and joy. This is a tale that reinforces your humanity as you are educated in understanding and accepting manic-depression with compassion and hope.”

About Susan Rabin

Susan Rabin, MA is the author of two best-selling books published by Penguin, How to Attract Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace and 101 Ways to Flirt. Both books have been in bookstores for twenty years. In addition, she has authored Lucky in Love, Cyberflirt, and The Summer Train: A Woman’s Journey from Desperation to Celebration (2014). Susan has appeared on numerous radio and TV talk shows including Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, Letterman, Leno, CNN, the O’Reilly Report, and quoted by the New York Times and magazines such as Cosmopolitan, People and Mademoiselle.

She was formerly the Family Living/Sex Education Coordinator for the NYC Board of Education and a Guidance counselor. She is presently a relationship therapist, trained in cognitive therapy by Dr. Albert Ellis.  If you are interested in her one-on-one, individualized counseling sessions, contact Susan.

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