Readers who have faced self-doubt will recognize themselves in Marmet’s struggles. While relating how her raspy voice during sixth grade choir tryouts led to years of embarrassment, Marmet muses “How do you learn that what you have to say is important, that your stories matter?” That sentiment forms the backbone of the memoir, as she delves into her father’s addiction treatment and eventual sobriety, her own early career strain, and her marriage to Jordan—a decision that requires her to put her plans for a master’s degree on hold and instead move with Jordan to Tel Aviv, Israel, for his medical school studies. In time, Marmet understands the need to pursue her own passions, though she never presents that transformation as easy. When her love of yoga becomes a critical tool for her own peace amidst life’s struggles, she builds on that knowledge to become a certified health coach and co-create a podcast focused on authentic, healthy living.
Though the opportunities afforded Marmet may not be available to everyone, there are moments of loss, tragedy, and heartbreak in these pages that will resonate with any reader—and Marmet’s willingness to be vulnerable is refreshing. The overarching message is crucial: celebrate that inner voice—it deserves to be heard.
Takeaway: Passionate memoir of discovering one’s true voice.
Comparable Titles: Glynnis MacNicol’s No One Tells You This, Amy Turner’s On the Ledge.
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