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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Self-portrait: Patterns of Choice Picture of Change by Patrick J Hodgeman is an uplifting and inspirational read about self-recovery and healing. Change is always possible, and order and discipline can help anyone break free from any type of addiction. Though the author's personal story might differ from the stories of others, it connects to all types of readers, based on the emotions and feelings. The book reminds everyone, especially those who are going through a bad phase, that there is hope and a world of possibilities for them to start their life again.
The author's efforts to alter his life and get back on track are very inspirational and motivational. As the book progresses, readers get to know more and more about the author, his background and his life, and it's remarkable to see the way he has coped with the dark phases and molded himself to be the man he is today. Many of the situations where the author takes responsibility for all his negative actions are relatable and palpable to readers, making it easy for them to understand the transformation. The book is for all those who are struggling with any form of addiction that has paralyzed their normal lives and thinking. The life of the author makes a great inspirational story for all readers and it gives them hope that life can be transformed and changed.