Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: What It Looks Like by Marta Maranda/Biographies-Memoirs-/NETGALLEY ARC/Published in 2015

Hello dear Readers,

Below, my book review of What It Looks Like by Marta Maranda. 

Title: What It Looks Like
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
Genre: Biographies-Memoirs
Author: Timothy Snyder 
Publisher: Alchemadhi Publishing
Language: English
Paperback: 432 pages
Buy Me: Amazon 

Book Description

Marta Maranda, despite not having the substance or behavioral addictions generally associated with rehab, checked herself into a five-week addiction treatment program--one week after a family member checked out--to discover her part in the dysfunction in her life.

Inspiring and personal, What It Looks Like tells the compelling tale of what led to her decision to enter rehab voluntarily and sober, her five weeks in the clinic alongside approximately seventy addicts, and the changes she made in her life following her stay. Her journey takes her inward on a quest of self-exploration and healing, out into the world as she makes her way through the wars, politics, history, sports, and spirituality that deeply altered her course, and finally home as she rebuilds her life piece by piece. Her reflections about America and the world pre and post 9/11 provide a rich context for anyone who believes that the choice to heal within also comes with the responsibility to help heal our world.

What It Looks Like is an intelligent story of accountability and vulnerability, awareness and acceptance, and, ultimately, transformation and redemption. Rich in detail and powerful stories, Marta Maranda's book will leave you feeling informed, enlightened, and emboldened to take your own steps toward changing and healing your life.

My Thoughts

I think this is a very unique book. The ideas are well presented by the Author. Marta's perspective on the subject, Rehab, is very interesting. 

The idea of checking herself into Rehab was fascinating because for a person to go through all that process and try to find her place and try to understand the circumstances around her and all the things going on in her life, not many people would do it. I like how she embarks in that journey and then shares it so that it can help others to find healing, change, to make a person think and reflect about their own lives, how they can transform their lives. Very interesting all the information she shares not only about her experience in Rehab but about the other people with her.

What it looks like, a book I totally recommend, a great journey, lots of things we can learn and take for our own lives, informative, sincere, well explained and presented.


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