Women Like Us

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A stunningly-candid, painfully-beautiful memoir of one incredibly successful woman’s journey, a microcosm of joy and trauma, peeled back in the spirit of illuminating, exposing, and ultimately revealing hidden truths that just may resonate as some of the kindest and most caring hard-earned learnings “women like us” need to hear,…

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Fledgling

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Were it but free, it would soar cloud-high” (Charlotte Bronte) Reading this achingly-tender memoir, embodied through words, is to move beyond words - to the riding of a wave of rapturous, primal connection where emotion, pure and atavistic, soars free. As the author, a young British wife, follows her…

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One Body

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I adored this memoir, - soaked straight through with so much warmth, intimacy, and candor that it would be impossible for any human with a beating heart not to be moved. This searingly-heartfelt exposé will reach your deepest corners as you experience first-hand the diagnosis, treatment, and mind-numbing journey…

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Chimera

🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2 This poignant and thoughtful memoir challenged as much as it compelled me. It’s hard to look death directly in the eye, especially when it’s encroaching, with terrifying intensity, on the time that is left for a shy and sensitive seventeen year-old. Jody White, unexplainably and suddenly diagnosed with…

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Burn This City to the Ground

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Part memoir and part heart-to-heart expose on the tragic and invisible lives of the underprivileged, mentally ill, disabled and homeless, you may not like all the people you will meet in this book, but you will definitely find yourself touched by them, and the circumstances they find themselves…

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Enough Already

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 From her earliest days on “ One Day at a Time”, I’ve always thought of Valerie Bertinelli as a living, breathing, approachable, everyday kind of person, albeit one who is beautiful, talented, and a very successful TV star. She always just came across as so kind, so real,…

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The Glory Road

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Fascinating and heart-breaking, this wonderful immersive look at the true-life experiences of a gypsy gospel child, raised in the deeply restrictive Pentecostal faith by ordained pastor parents, both of them musically talented, who practice their faith primarily through the participation and organization of traveling musical revivals that celebrate…

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On the Way to Casa Lotus

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s hard to remember a memoir read recently that I enjoyed as much as this one - this book had me totally engrossed; scribbling and highlighting notes and phrases I wanted to remember; my heart vacillating between horror at what the author endured, rage at the flaws in a…

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Finding Freedom

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if you were to take everything wonderful in raising a child - the unconditional love; the the delight in the magic that is your child; the fears; the hopes; the wonder of watching this little person grow and blossom - and well, what if you were to do…

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