Book: Broken Pieces: Essays Inspired by Life
Author: Rachel Thompson
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: As I am having difficulties describing this book, I decided to let the author's description do it for me.
Welcome to bestselling author Rachel Thompson's newest work! Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, BROKEN PIECES is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. This is NOT a humor book! It IS a book about relationships, a study of women, a book with heart.
My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: As someone who has known Rachel for almost a year in a professional setting, I have been amazed by her aura. A funny, sarcastic, bright and dynamic individual, Rachel is one that never ceases to dazzle.
I was shocked going into this novel because it showed a totally different side to this author. One that left me asking questions. I found it to be thought provoking in the sense that the essays were palpable with emotions that ranged the gamut. I really don't think there isn't a woman who can read some of these essays and not identify with occurrences in her own life.
On a final note, I will say that I found myself reflecting (even after finishing) on this one novel than her other two novels due to its' grittiness and just simple raw emotion.
Source: Beta read for author
Would I recommend? : Yes
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone