LISTENER

Julie McMahon

  • 2
  • reviews
  • 10
  • helpful votes
  • 3
  • ratings

Sanctimonious, blind and judgemental with a little nugget of half decent advice

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-2019

The author is preachy, and despite her claims of a “black and gay best friend” she is blind to her own judgements about race, socio-economic status and the impact of being “other” that continues to play a part in people’s lives. Her sanctimonious attitude rubs badly and the way she body shames can only be described as uneducated drivel. There are a couple of gold nuggets but mostly, it’s all dead weight that serves to make you feel worse, not better.

2 people found this helpful

Blindsided by how much I enjoyed this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

Wow. Truth be told, I bought this book because so many people I know were reading it that I really didn’t want to miss out. But WOW Leigh. It has made me laugh, cry and question. This has had a profound effect on me, having endured a number of blindsides myself. I have appreciated the narrative and been able to relate to the research and to understand so much about myself more deeply. Thank you for putting this piece of work into the world, it really is worth every second of the time to listen/read.

8 people found this helpful