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About the Author
- ASIN : B0784KMKMM
- Publisher : W & B Publishers (December 6, 2017)
- Publication date : December 6, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2936 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #962,338 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Through diary entries and beautiful soul-searching poetry, we see Joanne evolve and realize she had a higher calling than popularity. Her poetry, like Dr. Seuss, seems so simple, but it’s not. It’s very profound, giving voice to feelings, questions, uncertainty, and confusion. I read this book in one day, couldn’t put it down. While I don’t identify with any of the behaviors Joanne went through, I still got sucked into the private hell she went through each day, as she described her life during those bad years.
I think Joanne, now known as Bracha, has shown incredible courage to bring this book to light, to try to help others. The important message is that no one has to be stuck in that cycle, that it is possible to totally change the direction of one’s life completely for the better. It’s an amazing thing to me that Bracha did it without medication, without formal therapy, just by the strength of her own will, along with her own open eyes to see that there was a better path out there.
If even one soul can be saved and encouraged by reading this book, Bracha would have succeeded.
I loved the way Bracha Goetz discusses deep topics and inner struggles in a way that makes you feel she's giving you a friendly conspiratorial wink as she confides her deepest insecurities and conflicts, and how she resolved them.
It also brought back some powerful feelings and impressions from my own youth, like the way pre-teen girls are catapulted into a persona and system that is portrayed as "growing up," but in reality, contains no growth or maturity, and is actually stunting and damaging.
Prior to this, I hadn't read so much by Bracha, but I never forgot her poem "Fragile Wings," which appeared years ago in a now-defunct magazine, and just based on that poem (which also appears in "Searching for God in the Garbage"), I wanted to read this book.
At first, I wasn't so happy about how the entire book was a series of journal entries, but halfway through, I realized that this was the best way to write this kind of book and I think it works out very well as a series of journal entries.
I got a lot out of it. And while I was never the ambitious successful Ivy League type with an eye toward a prestigious career, I could relate to her food issues, her search for God and authenticity, and so much more.
Be careful not to overlook the very first page, right before page 1 and opposite the copyright page! Re-reading it now, several weeks later, makes me cry. You'll see why, perhaps only after you finish the book and read that page again. I am in awe of Bracha Goetz for having the courage and commitment to write such a book.
Love this book!
Bracha Goetz has helped countless mothers and fathers to bring up moral, well-adjusted children with her exceptional children's books -- so far, 36 children's books! (May she yet write many more!) Now, she shares her climb from informed emotional illness (meaning that she studied and understood eating disorders, and still couldn't protect herself from them) to a life of physical, spiritual and emotional health and well-being.
This book is more than a haunting and hopeful memoir. It is a cautionary tale for those who still believe that knowledge by itself is enough power to protect you from slipping down a rabbit hole of self-destruction. The answer may or may not be God for every reader -- but every reader can benefit from Bracha's vulnerable and poignant documentation of a search for meaning from the disgusting depths of absolute despair.
Mrs. Goetz is naturally tuned in to the voice of her soul.
That soft still inner voice we all have....and she chooses not to quiet it!
A story of choosing to listen to ones inner voice despite the pressure of culture and society sending opposite messages. It will inspire you to think about your inner voice.
Choosing to live a life from the inside out.
It sheds light onto the deeply powerful, but often undervalued, arts of femininity, motherhood and truly listening to another human being.
The poems interspersed throughout are sweet and deep.
I loved the one about mechitza.