book review | Bittersweet

I need writers who are honest. I’m not looking for propaganda or a pep rally, because I prefer voices I can trust. If I can tell that a writer is being honest with me about her life, then I can trust her to tell me things about my own life that I’d otherwise not be willing to hear. Shauna Niequist is an honest writer, and I’m so glad she came out with a second book. Bittersweet is a book about the danger of a life that has no trials – or perhaps the myth of such a life – and a celebration of the things that grow in us through difficulty. This is dangerous turf, if you ask me, because if ever there were a topic that has produced too much cheap, meaningless, sentimental crap, this might be it. But Bittersweet delivers something way more satisfying than that.
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