For many, over-politeness is merely inconvenient, For Geena Davis, it was almost fatal.

The actor, Now 66, Says she Nearly died when She was 8 on a Harrowing drive with Her 99-year-old Great Uncle Jack

Davis has also Since Spoken out Against Hollywood Inequity Through her Organization

Davis says sharing painful memories with the world through her book gives her a "strange" feeling.

Davis Also Writes of a Traumatic Childhood Experience: When Her Neighbor Molested

In her book, Davis Alleges She Suffered Harassment While Working with Bill Murray

Murray Screamed at her in Front of over 300 People on Set While She Waited for Wardrobe.

Crippling politeness hasn't just landed Davis in awkward social situations: It's also kept her from speaking out about mistreatment.

Like others who have suffered similar abuse, Davis says she didn't grasp the gravity of what happened until she was an adult.

It's a goal she hopes readers will want to strive for after reading her book.