There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing

Gallery. Apr. 2020. 288p. ISBN 9781982107918. $26. MEMOIR
In her first book, Lindsey (cohost, Unspoken podcast) chronicles the severe chronic pain that dominated her life after she was seriously injured in a car accident. She recounts her struggle to find ways to live a fulfilling life, one that acknowledges the reality of pain but is not debilitated by it. Readers who also live with chronic pain will find a writer whose questions resonate with theirs, as the book is honest about the support required and the emotional costs associated with caring for those living with chronic pain. Lindsey includes stories about her family’s support and the difficult end of her first marriage. However, it is disappointing that she often buries her compelling story under inelegant prose that lacks depth and poignancy.
VERDICT A sometimes inspiring but overall poorly told story of living with chronic pain.
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