'Person Suit' has had a make-over with a new cover design and better interior formatting. The stories inside are still the same! More reviews keep pouring in for this collection, and I wanted to share one of them here with my blog followers. "Person Suit' so far has all 5 stars on Amazon. It is available as a FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD for a limited time on Amazon. The paperback can be purchased for $8.00.
This collection of poetry, memoirs and stories of short fiction presents to the reader such themes as depression, suicide, hopelessness, grief, loss, love, mental illness, and abuse both emotional and physical experienced by the writers or someone close to them.
This collection serves to demonstrate that hiding behind shame or fear rather than sharing emotional pain as the authors in these works do is tantamount to “putting on a mask” or “wearing a person suit.” It is pretending. It is a state of existing but not truly living life to the fullest.
The 11 authors featured in this collection have taken off their “person suit,” exposed their true selves to the world so that others may find their own voice and the courage to speak about mental illness and abuse of any kind.
Right from the start this book and the authors made it easy to get comfortable reading something on such sensitive and important topics. The stories and poems each felt incredibly personal but with the urge to connect and reach out to the reader. Each piece is unique to its circumstance yet universal to someone going through something similar. Reading each work made me less alone and more aware that there is someone out there like myself facing or had faced these obstacles and made it. It has made coping with my issues easier to handle and gave me hope in dealing with my own obstacles. It’s helpful to know that underneath the mask that some put on there can be pain, struggle, and most importantly a survivor.
It’s a great reminder that whatever situation one may be going through you are not alone and that there is a light at the other side of the tunnel.