My review: There are not many things more terrifying than exposing your emotions for everyone to see. Consider how much energy we expend hiding our true feelings from others, sometimes even from ourselves. Every time I even think about writing something personal on one of my blogs, I hyperventilate and get heart palpitations. (I wish I were exaggerating.) So I greatly admire anyone who puts themselves on display on any scale, but especially in a book. Because really? Maybe 50 people will read my blog post. Hundreds or even thousands of readers will read this book.
So my hat's off to Rachel Thompson, because not only did she pour out her heart in this book, but she then told people she had done it. If you've read Rachel's previous books, A Walk in the Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, you might be expecting light-hearted, snarky humor, but you won't find that in Broken Pieces. Covering topics such as child-molestation, date rape, and suicide, Broken Pieces rips off the blinders that we usually wear about these issues. These essays and poems are all personal to Rachel, but they will touch the broken pieces inside every reader.
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About the book:
Title: Broken Pieces
Author: Rachel Thompson
Release date: Dec 19, 2012
Where I got the book: I "bought" it on an Amazon free day
This post is part of an Orangeberry Book Tour. All opinions expressed on this blog are my own. I was not required to write a positive review for the tour. You can follow the rest of the tour here.