Updated: May 10
My book is now at a printer and is to be released on the 2nd June.
To say I am nervously excited is an understatement. Thoughts are running through my mind like:
· What have I done?
· Am I exposing myself too much?
· Will anyone want to read it?
· Who am I to think it is any good? It’s my story and I am no more important than anyone else.
· Will they like it?
· Will it help others who have suffered through similar things to me?
So, what is in the book, “Death by Chocolate Cake”? It is an honest account of my life and the challenges I faced in dealing with morbid obesity. Although my life has been tough at times, I have achieved more than I ever expected.
Why did I write the book? I was encouraged to by a couch, Jim Palmer. When I spoke to my friends they agreed.
Was it difficult to write? The process was both confronting and cathartic. Confronting because it was painful to face the depths of despair I reached. Cathartic because writing it down further healed the deep wounds of my past.
What is the purpose of the book? My hope is that people identify with my story and have the courage to change their life for the better.
I believe that without love there is no real healing. For me, there was no other way I could face my darkest places but to let love flow through my wounds. If it was not for love, I would most likely not have lived.
My hope is that you have the courage to face your darkest places, too. And, I am more than willing to walk with you in it if you need.
Thank you for being on this journey with me.
In love, Jenny