A forthright memoir of a woman’s sojourn with unbearable grief and an overwhelming sense of worthlessness as she bravely begins to heal.
You are immediately introduced to Rice with the abrupt demise of her mother, her spiral into the depths of mourning and agonizing despair. The reader feels Rice’s suffering especially if you have lost your own mother, extremely affecting. An unmistakably painful and poignant moment in Rice’s life I personally felt akin to.
Rice certainly bares her soul in a candid and intimate manner. Stricken by the insurmountable loss of her beloved mother, she reveals bargains and deals wagered with herself with the hopes of bringing her mother back to life, her relentless efforts to win her therapist’s love along with piloting her disquiet marriage while defining the role of wife. As her healing slowly takes place she delves into her family and her history purging and holding on to what’s of great importance.
Rice address issues many woman have faced or will face. Her honesty commands empathy and respect as she searches and discovers for her authentic self. Her essays will serve as a tool for women to validate their own experiences, questions and answers. No doubt there is a wealth of knowledge and comfort for every woman to pluck from Rice’s own endurances and words of wisdom. She will leave you crying, laughing and smiling as you travel alongside her in her quest and survival. A wonderful memoir of a courageous woman as she metamorphoses into the woman she was meant to be and wants to be.
About Cheryl Rice
Cheryl Rice is a professional speaker and coach. Her company, Your Voice Your Vision partners with women striving to be leaders in their own lives. When Cheryl decided to take the advice she so passionately offers her clients, she emerged with a memoir. Her essays have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cactus Heart, and Cure Magazine. Cheryl has M.S. degrees in both Psychological Services and Organization Development, and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia.
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