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Author Debra Clark to talk about domestic violence at Penn Hills Library

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
Debra Clark holds up a copy of her book, 'Everyone Has a Story.'
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Debra Clark holds up a copy of her book, 'Everyone Has a Story.'

Debra Clark will read from her self-published book, “Everyone Has a Story,” 3-4 p.m. March 14 at the Penn Hills Library.

The 53-year-old Penn Hills woman's autobiography focuses on her experience with domestic violence during a brief engagement with actor and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown in 1986. Brown, 82, was a running back for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965 and now lives in Los Angeles.

She said she dedicated the book to women who died as a result of domestic violence.

“I figured if I survived, I'm obligated to tell my story because they didn't get to,” she said.

Clark graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1982.

She authored a second book, “Not Your Normal Family: of Normal Alabama,” chronicling her family's history in 2017. Her great-great grandfather, William Hooper Councill, founded Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama, in 1875.

A book-signing will follow her reading.

Contact the library at 412-795-3507 to sign up for the event.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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