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