Sometimes I think I could tell the story of my life through the scars that mark my body. I could write a whole novel in which her heroine, standing naked before the mirror of her memory, enumerated the scars up and down the length of her body, and for each scar told the story of how it came to mark her flesh, the pain she suffered, whom she shared that pain with, what healing was attempted and by whom.”

Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life