A friend and fellow writer from my former hometown writing group has released her memoir, Straight Enough and I gotta tell you, this book kicked my ass. The lengths we will go to to deny ourselves, the stranglehold of fear and ego, the twisted mindfuck of religiosity… and the incredible relief of letting go is all very familiar.

Straight Enough will stick in your head, infiltrate your heart, and stun you with beauty and pain. This raw emotional story of the subjugation of self considers how well we know ourselves and each other. It brings you nose to nose to the mirror and dares you to look away. Straight Enough is for anyone who has hidden themselves to avoid rocking the boat or betrayed their truth to fit in, and for anyone who pretends they haven’t. Let this book break your heart open.

Available at your local independent bookseller or on Amazon.