"My power is worth more than your lies"
Why are we continuously giving away our power to those who do not respect or deserve it? Krista Love is an overweight and insecure African American newspaper reporter in Portland, OR, trying to manage her sometimes dysfunctional relationships with her abusive man, her emotionally ambivalent mother, her bossy best friend, and her drug-addicted sister. Along her tumultuous journey, Krista discovers the healing power of poetry to help reclaim her voice that had been so long buried under the needs of so many others in her life, and to rehabilitate her bruised sense of self.
This is a healing and empowering story of the importance of not giving others the responsibility to love you more than you love yourself. After all, your power is worth more than someone's lies.
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By Janice Kyser
Jul 21, 2013
Buy the paperback because this is a book you will want to read and refer back to again and again. I found myself highlighting sections and wrting notes in the margins because this book is packed with the gritty life lessons and keen insight that every sister needs. Tangoing with Tornadoes is heartbreakingly real, tender and funny -- it is the best book about relationships and self love that I have ever read.
This book immediately engaged me from page one! I felt like I intimately knew the characters in the story, had lived parts of their lives. I found myself experiencing every emotion, so colorfully and exquisitely described. This book is juicy and real, sad and funny, endearing and potent but most of all healing. It reminded me to value myself, to care for myself and love myself. A survivor of abuse in my past-marriage, it invited me to embrace other women who have suffered harm. This book energized me into sharing my creativity with other folks and support one other in expressing our deepest pain, despair, needs, triumphs and longings. Once you read a book or poem by S. Renee Mitchell, you will want to get your hands on everything else she has written. She has the gift of being able to speak and relate to her audience - in Tangoing With Tornadoes, you will feel like she is there telling you a story, and you will listen and nod and sit in anticipation of the next word. Tangoing With... More > Tornadoes is a powerful book with strong messages for women and men everywhere. A perfect gift for your friends who love to read, a perfect read for any season. Thank you, Renee, for bringing Tangoing With Tornadoes into our collective conscious.< Less
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