Women Like Us
Today I am on the blog tour for the non-fiction book – Women Like Us By Amanda Prowse, where she sheds light and insight into her life, which many women will be able to relate to or understand, perhaps more than they may first expect. Find the blurb and review below. Thanks to Love Book Tours for the invite to review and to Amanda Prowse for sending me a signed copy of her book.
Amanda Prowse has built a bestselling career on the lives of fictional women. Now she turns the pen on her own life.
I guess the first question to ask is, what kind of woman am I? Well, you know those women who saunter into a room, immaculately coiffed and primped from head to toe?
If you look behind her, you’ll see me.
From her childhood, where there was no blueprint for success, to building a career as a bestselling novelist against all odds, Amanda Prowse explores what it means to be a woman in a world where popularity, slimness, beauty and youth are currency—and how she overcame all of that to forge her own path to happiness.
Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious and always entirely relatable, Prowse details her early struggles with self-esteem and how she coped with the frustrating expectations others had of how she should live. Most poignantly, she delves into her toxic relationship with food, the hardest addiction she has ever known, and how she journeyed out the other side.
One of the most candid memoirs you’re ever likely to read, Women Like Us provides welcome insight into how it is possible—against the odds—to overcome insecurity, body consciousness and the ubiquitous imposter syndrome to find happiness and success, from a woman who’s done it all, and then some.
This is an interesting and compelling memoir by Amanda Prowse, a prolific author who writes many characters lives, but this time she opens the door as it were, to give insight into her life and one of adversity but also one of successful times too.
She allows readers to delve into a light side of her life and into a darker side.
When trying to break through as a writer, which nearly didn’t happen and into her family life. She is a woman with a love of Duran, Duran, plants, fizzy juice/pop. All in all, she sounds down to earth.
She had a job at 14, which she informs her readers of what that entailed and what was to come next is something pretty dark.
The book is unflinchingly honest at times, but also, surprisingly has an almost upbeat mode to it too as it shows success and love for her family.
It does shows that behind the page is a woman who has a lot of life experience and not always plain-sailing as her son battles depression (there is a very good book about this) and there are the medical conditions to live through, including surgery and more… but still, it just seems honest and as exposing as she wants it to be. It shows a woman who has been through a lot but it is far from a doom and gloom read as life in a way throws a more positive light at times too.