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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Anatomy of a Life by Penelope Merriweather is a heart wrenching autobiography which speaks about how the circumstances in your childhood and later on, in your adulthood, can leave lasting impressions on your psyche. The book takes you through a multitude of traumatic emotions experienced by the author for a long time. The author also speaks about how these negative experiences can harden you as a person and bring forth a gamut of negative emotions like anger, hatred, depression, and a lack of self confidence in your own self and abusive behavior.
The book leads you through many dark and depressing moments and incidents that have marred the author’s life. However, there is a ray of hope that trickles in through all the gloom. The presence of God and the author’s belief in the Lord is one of the uplifting relationships the author speaks about in her story. Many a time, you turn bad owing to the circumstances around you and over which you have no control. It is so important to be in the right surroundings with the right people to bring out the best in you. The book has a beautiful message which shows light to the reader.
Anatomy of a Life is sad but the book ends on a positive note, telling the readers out there who are in similar situations that there is always something good waiting for you. The emotions are raw and they strike a chord in the reader’s heart. The author’s suffering and how she gets out of it is the beauty of the story. A stunning autobiography, beautifully written.