I really enjoy reading indigenous perspectives because I think it offers a window into a very complicated part of our society that many people don’t bother to understand or listen to. Why is this fact not talked about more? Why are so many people still so ignorant to this part of our history?
We’ve got stories about loved ones recently deceased, a woman developing a sex addiction because of a growing tumor in her brain -- even a tale of a new mom agonizing over a recently developed anal fissure shortly after her baby’s birth (!!!). There is literally something for everyone.
The hardships of having a child in the NICU for so long are hard to imagine. The book is written by two amazing prize-winning journalists; needless to say, it's a wonderful read.
Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. 'The Pain Tree' is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.
But I’ll tell you it’s full of adventure: scandalous royal plots, romance, epic battles, religious warfare, family grudges, and bad ass women. #Fantasy
Hoffman works as a Private Investigator in Brooklyn, so aside from that being SUPER COOL it means he has seen a lot of what he is writing about -- which lends an air of authenticity to this book as well.
We all have to make the best of our circumstances; and for me, that includes making the best out of the support that I've had from everyone this past year. Thank you for allowing me to feature so many amazing individuals. I look forward to showing you more amazing stuff and people this new year. Word of the day is appreciation. Appreciate what you've got and who you are!
The Black Lion Journal's 1st Annual Super-Funky-Snazzy Awards: Awarded To The Top 10 Posts Of The Year | 2016