Joanne Greene was always a driven woman in constant motion until a serious car accident changed everything. While enjoying a career, a solid marriage and motherhood, Greene had already faced tragic personal loss. But this was different. Greene was faced with a long, painful recovery and had to start to accept the help of others. She has written a memoir of her experiences and the lessons learned through it all. The book is entitled By Accident and its subtitle, A Memoir of Letting Go, truly describes her story. She's been through a lot!
On a personal note, this has been a tough year for me, having experienced indescribable loss and crippling grief. Did I really want to read a book about pain and loss? With the hope of finding words of positivity, I'm glad I took that chance. This is Greene's very personal journey and not a self-help book. But her story is an uplifting one about overcoming life's adversities. The book is filled with meaningful messages about life and its unpredictability. And has some humor mixed in. Greene reminds us that while we don’t have control over what happens to us, we have control over how we respond.
I greatly appreciate that the author invited me to read her inspiring book in advance of its release. I was surely in need of a dose of hopeful and joyful words. If you feel you could benefit from some too, this well-written book is worth checking out.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Non-fiction | Memoir.
Publication Date: June 20, 2023.
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