From abusive childhood to accidental millionaire – a new coming of age memoir

From abusive childhood to accidental millionaire - a new coming of age memoir
Christina Vitagliano hopes to encourage fellow childhood abuse survivors with her bestselling book, Every 9 Minutes: A Memoir

Every 9 Minutes: A Memoir is Christina Vitagliano’s heart-breaking personal account of the abuse she suffered as a child in the late 1960s for over a decade, and the lingering effects it had on her as she worked to build a better life and become a successful entrepreneur. 

In Every 9 Minutes, Christina Vitagliano writes in stunning detail about her seemingly normal childhood haunted by terrifying abuse, suffered at the hands of her father.

The eye-opening memoir follows 30 years of Christina Vitagliano’s harrowing story. Beginning with her early days of suffering, dysfunctional relationships, and physical exploitation, Christina’s story becomes one of hope and perseverance as she grows determined to create a better life for herself.

“Real courage begins when the outcome is uncertain,” said Christina Vitagliano.

Today, Christina Vitagliano is an entrepreneur and founder of Monster Mini Golf, a multi-million-dollar franchise of family entertainment venues with more than 30 locations in the United States and Canada.

She started Monster Mini Golf in 2004 as a side gig to raise the money needed to edit her memoir, never expecting the business to turn into a huge success. Now, because of her, families across North America have fun and safe places to spend time together and create positive memories. 

She hopes that by sharing her inspiring story Every 9 Minutes, she will be able to show other childhood abuse survivors that it is possible to stay true to yourself and build a promising future. As the author puts it:

“If my words or story can show someone in crisis or need that there is light at the end of the tunnel, they can get past this, then sharing my story was something that I owed to myself, and unfortunately, too many others like me. Maybe together, we can make a difference.”

Every 9 Minutes: A Memoir which was published in May 2021, has become a bestseller, and rated an average of 4.7 stars by 95 readers on Amazon. The book is available in paperback at $14.99, and ebook at $4.99. It is available at all major bookstores online

Christina Vitagliano is the founder of Monster Mini Golf, a nationwide franchise of indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf and family entertainment centers. Christina lives in Las Vegas Nevada with her husband Patrick. For more information visit 

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