Thursday, December 27, 2012

Broken Pieces: Essays Inspired by Life by Rachel Thompson

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



  1. Thank you for the beautiful review, Naomi. It was a hard book to write and I really wasn't sure how people would receive it. I'm so glad you felt it -- that's my goal, always.

    Hugs! (wait. Nutella hugs!).



  2. NUTELLA HUGS?!?! You're on!!!! Plus, I think you know by now I never give reviews that aren't earned.