Friday, November 9, 2012

I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of a Life Through Events--the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don't by Jennifer Gilbert

Jennifer Gilbert was 22-years-old when she was brutally attacked in New York City on the way to visit a friend. She doesn't want the attack to dictate the rest of her life, so she bravely goes forward with life, buries the trauma, and never speaks of it.

She starts her own business as an event-planner and creates picture perfect weddings and parties for her clients. However, on the inside she did not feel like the perfect, successful, happy image she projected on the outside, and she finally finds that she needs to face the trauma and how it has affected her.

Gilbert is humble, funny, and aware. I liked this book.

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