Some books you read and it stays with you long afterward because it is so well written. Sometimes it sticks because the story is so moving. And sometimes, a story stays because what you're reading is that fucked up. Well, Broken Pieces is all three and if you haven't read it, you're missing out on a new classic.
Rachel Thompson, author of The Mancode: Exposed and A Walk in the Snark. If you've read those and hope for more witty essays... well, maybe this one is not so much for you. Unlike her previous offering, Broken Pieces is a collection of the painful parts of her fractured soul. While there are a few parts reminiscent of the man v woman confusion she is known for, most of the essays within this one concern with childhood abuse and a past lover's suicide. Heavy stuff, this is, but so worth the ride.
And have I mentioned the anger? At the ex (for reasons you'll need to read to know) and at the abuser (that one's a bit of a duh). Oh my, can she spit some honey-flavored venom. And that right there was enough to get me loving this book but, in the end, it was the courage and honesty that made this one the fantastic creation that it is.
So go buy it, like, yesterday.
Broken Pieces is an award winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark andThe Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. While still non-fiction, best-selling Broken Pieces is not humor at all. In Thompson’s most intensive work to date, she opens her soul and invites the reader in for a visit. Thompson goes into those long buried rooms we lock up deep inside and shares a bit of her soul. Broken Pieces is vulnerable, raw honesty, and no-holds barred.
Rachel Thompson is the author of the award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. She also owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in the San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self Publishing Monthly. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
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