Hello everyone! This is Jasveena from IBP and I’m here to make a book review for author Jenny Hayworth’s book; Inside/Outside. It is an honour to work with Jenny for this book as I am an ardent blogger who advocates for women’s rights and write on social issues to create a positive impact on our society. I read non-fiction books written by people all over the world and books instantly bring your soul into a journey where you get to explore different cultures and real-life situations across the world.
When Jenny came to us at IBP with her book promo, I was delighted as I knew it was going to be an enjoyable project. Jenny’s book hit #1 on one of the book categories on Amazon kindle today with overall ranking within 20 K ! Congratulating Jenny here for that!
Jenny’s book is a source of encouragement for anyone out there who wants their story to be heard. Inside/Outside, as the title suggests, clearly explains the way Jenny felt about her childhood, the sexual abuse she and her brother went through, the religious constraints and how all these greatly affected her as a person over the time.
I love the way she clearly wrote about her emotions as I think anyone who reads her story could ”feel” her as the story progresses. When I was reading about the tennis court incident, I thought I felt Jenny and how vulnerable she could have felt. Jenny’s involvement in getting her story told the right way can be seen via the final product.
I also applaud her inner strength in actually coming up with the idea to write this memoir as anything that goes on print will last forever. Jenny’s will power to step out of her life inside and see a whole new world from outside inspires anyone who is going through challenges in life to step out of their miseries and rebuild themselves and find a new lease on life.
Apart from that, her memoir serves a proof that people are being tortured in different ways. In Jenny’s case, we can see how religion can affect someone’s life greatly. I think if everyone could come up with the strength to get their stories told, this place would be a better place to live in with a stronger call on awareness and social responsibilities.
Loved this book thoroughly!
“ One step at a time. One minute at a time. One hour at a time. One day at a time. One week at a time. One month at a time. One year at a time – life grows and evolves and takes shape.” This is the voice of an individual who has survived childhood sexual abuse, the healing of her own children’s sexual victimization, and escaped the clutches of severe religious fundamentalism.
This is Jenny Hayworth’s voice. Her memoir, Inside/Outside, tells of her journey, beginning inside. She felt trapped inside a closed religion, where she was abused and belittled. She lived inside her imagination – the only place she felt safe.
Then, she travelled outside – discovering a life in the world outside of that religion and learning how to develop real, flesh and blood relationships based on trust.
Hayworth’s inspirational story provides hope for a better life to anyone living with tragedy.
Author’s website: http://www.jennyhayworth.com
Link to purchase the book: http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Outside-Womans-Recovery-Religious/dp/1492994707