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Kimberly Shannon Murphy is a leading Hollywood stuntwoman who has served as a double for numerous A-list actresses, performing in 133 feature films and television shows, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Captain America, The Eternals, The Old Guard, Bird Box, The Hunger Games, The Lone Ranger, Salt, Enchanted, Marvel's Agent Carter, Euphoria, Big Little Lies, and Westworld. A Taekwondo black belt, she received the 2020 Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Fight in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner for Best Stunt Ensemble and has been recognized with numerous award nominations, and since 2018, has also worked as a stunt coordinator. Kimberly currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the stuntman and stunt coordinator Casey O'Neill, whom she met on the set of Knight and Day when the two were doubling for the film's stars, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. They have an eight-year-old daughter, Capri.


"This book is so much more than the sum of its parts. It is a gift. It is Kimberly's offering to readers suffering in silence. It is a companion for anyone who has endured trauma, at any level. And it is a beautiful tribute to the strength and power of the human spirit." -- Cameron Diaz"Reading Kimberly Shannon Murphy's searing and vividly-told memoir is like watching a gripping work of cinema verit� each scene demands our attention as the plot moves towards its dramatic conclusion. A powerful and inspiring story of suffering and shame, resilience and redemption." -- Gabor Mat� M.D., author of The Myth of Normal"An intimate and vulnerable portrait of the long-term impacts of our most painful childhood experiences, Glimmer is a beautifully written and empowering story of resilience that offers a glimmer of hope for all survivors of childhood abuse and trauma." -- Nicole LePera, Ph.D., author of the number one New York Times bestseller How to Do the Work"Kimberly Shannon Murphy's journey captures the challenges--with successes and failures--that face a child betrayed and abused by a family member. Powerful and hopeful, this book is highly recommended for anyone trying to understand the experience of a traumatized child and the long-term impacts of early life abuse." -- Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, and coauthor of What Happened to You?"I absolutely love this book. I love how it will help childhood sex abuse survivors better understand themselves and feel seen. I love how it gripped me and made me weep with empathy and joy. And I love that I now have such a wonderful resource to share with students who want to understand how people with childhood trauma can not only heal but thrive--even glimmer." -- Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., author of No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model"A cathartic memoir about childhood abuse and the aftermath....This painful, inspiring story demonstrates that healing is neither easy nor linear, but it is possible." -- Kirkus Reviews"Recommended for memoir lovers and for those who are searching for the path to healing after a traumatic experience." -- Library Journal"Practical and uplifting." -- People

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