Book Review: Finding Your Voice

reviewcover-finding your voiceTitle: Finding Your Voice

Author: Mannette Morgan

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Surviving Abuse

Rating: 3 Stars

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Description/Synopsis:

Finding Your Voice is a personal, comprehensive guide for survivors of abuse making the journey toward healing. Led by an author who has walked the path for more than three decades, readers will find encouragement and hope as they move step-by-step to a place of recovery.

Part memoir, part blueprint for recovery, Finding Your Voice uses a mix of personal anecdotes, accumulated knowledge, expert techniques and good, common sense to help readers navigate a new path in the aftermath of abuse.

With clear instructions and insightful examples, the author leads readers through the five stages of healing— while teaching them how to improve and strengthen their relationships – built upon the foundation of years of self-help work, therapy, and reflection, and the author’s own transformative approach to healing.

Recognize abuse Embrace the Big 3- Self acceptance, love and self-respect Understand how your behaviors are the key to lasting change Learn how to manifest your true desire Discover the joy you deserve by applying the “Happy Booster.”

The healing journey takes time and patience. The mix of empathy, practicality and encouragement running throughout Finding Your Voice provides the ideal guide for that journey.

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

I had a hard time reading Finding Your Voice by Mannette Morgan.

Like the author, I grew up in an abusive home where my siblings and I were belittled, yelled at, threatened, and hit. Some of my earliest memories are of being dragged out of my bed in the middle of the night to sit in our family van in the driveway because it was the only place my mother could think of to take us and keep us safe when my father was on a rampage.

I can’t judge the author’s story or how she tells it, and I won’t – other than to say that her personal story takes up a significant portion of the book, and for survivors of abuse, they may find it triggering.

I did run into some more technical issues with the spelling – there were quite a few typos and the narrative could at times be quite verbose.

I think that the author set out with a beautiful message and a kind heart to try to help others, and for that alone, I think the book is worth reading – but be aware it isn’t perfect and it should not be the only source of help you seek.