Okay, honest review time. Initially the book does kind of read like an influencer post. But instead of the 'everything's going to be okay' platitudes at the end the author never actually says that. And I appreciate that a lot. The author never says 'well if you do this then this will happen' she really is just telling her story and asking the audience the same questions she worked through. The author uses a lot of self-deprecating humor but not as a way to fish for compliments or a pat on the head. She puts into words what a lot of women try to express. What a lot of women, especially in our Instagram age, try to convey and achieve. But she's not hawking any wares. Her book gives permission from one woman to another, and I'm not saying that as though we needed it but just as a way of giving us the tools, to ask ourselves and face questions we're trained not to. And even with the influencers touting similar things hers is more honest.
To some what she wrote may seem like a trope or typical, it's really not. It's introspective in a way that, especially our generation of women, are afraid or unwilling to face. Brilliantly done.
There's no call to action to change yourself and do things because she says so. She's telling her story from her perspective and that means more.
I appreciate that she's giving advice but not in a way that is condescending or like a teacher. The author is giving the reader a hug and, to me, actively listening to her own heart and mind and just letting anyone else know that it's okay. The amount of people who don't realize that is astonishingly high.
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