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April Kirkwood Opens Up about “Big Girls Do Cry” in 3 Part Video Series

Welcome to first of three part series discussing the book, Big Girls Do Cry!

Part one:

Finally, I can breathe. The book, Big Girls Do Cry, is out. I thought that this writing would bring closure to that part of my life so I could exhale and start anew. Instead, I found the responses to Big Girls Do Cry were a mixture of so many emotions that profoundly affected me. Some comments were warm others were cold as ice. Then we add into the equation of Frankie himself and the press; well, it’s been a roller coaster of enlightened moments.

This three part video series is about your thoughts, your questions, readings from the book where I share some of my insights. I hope this series brings clarity, opens up some interesting dialogue between friends, and healing.

Let me know your thoughts. Together we are both growing and becoming what is meant for us: beings of love.

With deep gratitude,

April K

April Kirkwood

April Kirkwood LPC holds two masters and is presently working in the mental health focussing on both women's issues as well as addiction. Her desire is to help others take the present, healing the past, and creating a wonderful tomorrow. Focus: child trauma, holistic methodology, sexual molestation and harassment.

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  1. O.K. Here goes….this is my honest opinion, first of all I skipped all the parts about you and read the parts that mentioned Frankie, kept thinking I didn’t want to read anymore because I. Too. Dreamed of this man since I was ten years old and you were Ruining my image I dreamed he would be, then I went back and read the book cover to cover, I felt sorry for you by the way he used you, and also the things you went through in life, I was a foster child and never felt anyone wanted or cared for me, so I knew how you felt at times, so just to keep the man that I have always dreamed of still the person I made him, I tell myself that you are just trying to make money off his name when deep down inside I know he stomped all over your heart until you said “enough”

    1. April Kirkwood says:

      Thank you for reaching out, giving my story a chance, and seeing my heart.

      Best wishes,


  2. Jimmy Correa says:

    I’m a huge 4 Seasons fan and this looks like a very interesting book. It also looks like the making of a good movie. Your story only proves we’re all human. Though he was married and had an affair with you both of you knew what you were doing and I don’t think little of either one of you. Obviously him being a lot older and married it would appear he is the culprit but who am I to judge. I know lots of folks who weren’t pure as snow. I’m also a writer and have yet to release a romance novel based on my experience with a married woman who was in a horrible relationship and who I awoken her about life. It was me who sent her flowers and wrote her poetry, evidently what she wasn’t getting at home. Good luck and keep a rocking, Jimmy

    1. April Kirkwood says:

      Dear Jimmy:

      Thank you lovely man for taking the time to reach out to me. I think the core of the story is that we all do the best we can with the tools of life we have. If you have never eaten with a spoon, you are going to have a tough time consuming delicious wedding soup.

      By the way, I’d love to have a movie. If you know of any screen writers, please forward them my way.

      P.S. What happened with your lady?



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