Speak of Me as I am by Sonia Belasco
If you need a good cry, read this book. I would have bawled if I had not been at work when I read a lot of it.
Belasco covers some really heavy topics really well without making it seem like she’s “covering” them. I personally think no matter who you are, you can understand these topics or know someone who understands one or more. It’s a real book about real stuff and it was tough to read, but the main message of the book is that you’re not alone (that’s my opinion). With this book, Belasco makes sure the reader understands that.
It covers topics such as:
-Never being good enough
-Letting people in
This book did something incredible for me. It made me like Othello more. I hated that play when I read it in school. I didn’t like any of the characters. I didn’t like the plot. I REALLY hated it. Like complained about it all the time to everyone who’d listen (pretty much no one).
BUT reading this book made me appreciate it WAY more. Belasco obviously has a way better grasp of the play and she used it so well to better the book.
I’m really torn about the rating. It was a really good book, but I don’t know that I’d recommend it to lots of people or that’d I’d GUSH over it with someone. So take this rating as a great book for me as a person, who might have needed to read about this topic for myself. It is beautifully written and I really enjoyed it.
If you really want to see if my rating is right (there are no right answers) feel free to read the book and let me know what you think.