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Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac Paperback – September 8, 2017
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About the Author
A.E. Hayes has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad novels, anthologies, poetry collections, and music magazines. She is currently finishing her sixth fiction novel, On Common Ground (with a tentative release date of March 2018), as well as writing a paranormal science fiction story for the upcoming graphic novel The Eynes Anthology. A.E. was most recently featured in the anthologies Love Across the Universe and Crazy Little Spring Called Love. She studied English and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn't writing or singing opera, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee and staring at the water in St. Michaels, plotting ideas for her many future projects. Please visit her website, aehayes.com, for future updates and publications.
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I gave up on writing a long time ago but reading Hayes' stellar account of her own life has inspired me to revisit some pleasant - as well as some not so pleasant - parts of my past and I'm now working on my own memoir! Who would have thought that a simple purchase on Amazon and a few weeks of casual reading would be so life-changing!
Most of all, reading "shattered" has helped me piece together my own life. To rediscover my lost passion for storytelling and memoir writing. Written in Hayes' uniquely empathetic voice, the memoir has left me with a feeling that I am not alone. And the writing is world class. Every sentence is a soufflé. And I happily will devour this book again and again as I delve into putting my own story into words, on to paper, and out in the world - where I hope to reach and help people, just like Hayes has done for me.
I was horrified by the events happening to the author in her early years, heartbroken by the events surrounding her amnesia and cancer, and overwhelmed by Mrs. Hayes strength as she fought through it all.
The memoir is well written and is hard to put down. However, there were times I actually had to put the kindle down and shed a few tears out of sadness or frustration for her situation.
I'll be recommending this book to others for sure!
But to the author it was a brutal reality. In a conversational tone Hayes presents her life story – from the trauma in her past which ultimately led her on a journey through the mental health system in the US to the person that she is today. As both the victim and the villain in her own life, she takes the reader through a whirlwind of emotions as she fights to get her life back.
It's difficult to anticipate what twists and turns that Hayes's life will take. One thing for sure - her life is a testimony to the statement that truth is stranger than fiction. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants an inside look at the reality of amnesia and the issues that it creates for not only the amnesiac, but for his/her support system, too.
The best part about this book is the way Hayes faces her obstacles and overcomes them. With the unwavering support of her husband, family and friends, she emerges victorious.
More than that, I'm inspired by A.E. Hayes.
Read this book. Read the truth.
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