Brutal Legacy is a memoir by Tracy Going, South African 90s glamorous television and radio broadcaster. Her memoir tells the story of her childhood, with the effects of an alcoholic parent permeating her reality, her rise to success, and then the horrific downward spiral of an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is followed by the ruin of her career and a disintegration of her life’s structure. Tracy has to dig deep to find the necessary strength to cope with the demands of seeking justice through court. Beautifully written, candid, she skilfully weaves past and present as she builds a clear picture of the psychological impacts she endures, and her path to recovery.