"What I have somehow managed to seamlessly project to the world my entire life is not always what my brain is reflecting inside me. But if any of us were truly that transparent there would never be a story to tell."
On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80’s Teenager is a reflective look back on my turbulent teenage years. I was defined by my sport until I was almost sixteen years old. All my successes, my failures, my total being, was chlorine based. Accidents, injuries, insecurities would take their toll on me both physically and mentally. Navigating life outside of my sport was unchartered territory. And it was clear that there was a residual impact, both good and bad, on figuring out who I was supposed to be without it even though I know I did not recognize it at the time. However, I was profoundly insightful, inwardly optimistic that I would make it through, but constantly struggling to find the right combination to survive becoming me.
A memoir reminiscent of the "bildungsroman" genre or novel of education. A female Holden Caulfield struggling to find herself during the 80's with emphasis on "becoming." Relevant for any decade now or then with revealing journal entries and current adult commentary reflecting back on critical teen episodes and significant relationships...A truly remarkable journey and coming of age story composed by a brilliant writer and story teller.
-Amazon Review for On Becoming Me
Thor and Helena's love story was mesmerizing in every way of possible...The unexpected situations that they faced couldn't make me put the book down AT ALL. I had to know how it ended...The writer's style of writing is simple yet so beautiful.
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