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Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas presents a departure from fiction as she ventures into the difficult reality of her own past. Laying Down My Burdens is a gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author's struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas presents a departure from fiction as she ventures into the difficult reality of her own past. Laying Down My Burdens is a gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author's struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Thomas overcomes a number of obstacles to become an independent, successful woman.


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Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas presents a departure from fiction as she ventures into the difficult reality of her own past. Laying Down My Burdens is a gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author's struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Essence best-selling author Brenda L. Thomas presents a departure from fiction as she ventures into the difficult reality of her own past. Laying Down My Burdens is a gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author's struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Thomas overcomes a number of obstacles to become an independent, successful woman.

30 review for Laying Down My Burdens: A Memoir

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    I am admittedly biased as Brenda is a client. But honestly I read this book in two days. I couldn't put it down. It is so honest and gritty and real and incredible the way she opens herself up through this autobiography. Definitely an intense, amazing read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kiera

    This book had me all in my feelings, and I actually had to put it down for a couple of days, because it flooded me with memories. When I picked it back up and finished, I had to sit in my chair, taking a deep breath and drying my face. It's not often that a book can literally make me cry, but this one truly did. I cried with anger, I cried with sadness, and I also cried with hope and thankfulness. I would recommend this book not only to women who are going through domestic abuse, but everyone as This book had me all in my feelings, and I actually had to put it down for a couple of days, because it flooded me with memories. When I picked it back up and finished, I had to sit in my chair, taking a deep breath and drying my face. It's not often that a book can literally make me cry, but this one truly did. I cried with anger, I cried with sadness, and I also cried with hope and thankfulness. I would recommend this book not only to women who are going through domestic abuse, but everyone as a whole. It's time that we stop sweeping this epidemic under the rug, or discussing it in hushed whispers. Ladies, if you're in this situation, get help NOW! If you know someone who's in this situation, get them help! Don't wait until it's too late!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Yuuki Nakashima

    When I got this book, I thought it's just about the author's memories of DV. Of course, it was one of the biggest issues she used to have, but her life was more chaotic than I imagined. She used to be deeply involved with drugs, have an abusive partner and family issues that were incidental to her drug use and the partner. Since harsh domestic violence and merciless hard sex were vividly depicted in the book, I sometimes felt pain while reading and tend to put it down every few pages. But it does When I got this book, I thought it's just about the author's memories of DV. Of course, it was one of the biggest issues she used to have, but her life was more chaotic than I imagined. She used to be deeply involved with drugs, have an abusive partner and family issues that were incidental to her drug use and the partner. Since harsh domestic violence and merciless hard sex were vividly depicted in the book, I sometimes felt pain while reading and tend to put it down every few pages. But it doesn't mean I hated this book. I think it's an amazing book that tell us how big DV issue is, how terrible drug use is, etc. It was the shocking book I've ever read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jovan Jones

    This memoir is giving to you raw and uncut. She did an excellent job of inviting the reader into her experience. Fantastic book!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ellowyn

    I am really proud of Brenda Thomas for writing her story. Domestic Violence is a serious thing. I hope and pray that others that are faced with domestic violence will get some inspiration from this story. A couple of times in this book I would just stop reading because I was in total shock. You just never know the level of what some individuals go through and how some aren't able to get out. I love in the story how IBM was able to offer assistance with the husband and wife. Once again Brenda Tho I am really proud of Brenda Thomas for writing her story. Domestic Violence is a serious thing. I hope and pray that others that are faced with domestic violence will get some inspiration from this story. A couple of times in this book I would just stop reading because I was in total shock. You just never know the level of what some individuals go through and how some aren't able to get out. I love in the story how IBM was able to offer assistance with the husband and wife. Once again Brenda Thomas thanks for sharing your story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Diane Morton

    Met the author at a Literary Convention in Long Beach, California. I bought this book. When I started reading the book I could not put it down until I finished it. What a great memoir on courage and helping a person understand the power of Love. I cried and got mad and had a plethora of emotions while I read on and on. It is a good read. Thanks for sharing your experience with the world. This type of love, hate relationship is hard for some to realize and recognize. Thank you.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Wow Brenda went through so much....I feel I have to digest it all and come back later with a more detailed review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tonya Swearingen

    This was a Goodreads giveaway book I won. I finished it in one day. It is a powerful view of domestic violence. I was in an emotionally abusive relationship and now am a domestic violence advocate with the local organization that helps abused persons. This was an incredibly powerful book to read. Every page rang true to my own experience as well as what I've learned from working with others who've been abused. I highly reccomend this book. Thank you Brenda L. Thomas and Goodreads.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karen Michener

    Wow! Wow! Wow! What you have been through Brenda is unfathomable. I couldn't put this book down. This is as raw as it gets. You are truly a warrior!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Shannan Harper

    A very raw and personal account of the author's life and the things she went through to find herself and find a way to get out of a domestic violent relationship. This should be a must read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Hines

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Kinzer-lewis

  13. 4 out of 5

    Eri

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tawanda

  15. 4 out of 5

    Catherlen

  16. 5 out of 5

    KAREN

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rochelle

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Bennett-wilson

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kimberlie

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cyn

  21. 5 out of 5

    LANAI WHITAKER

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tyra Sherese

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dona

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anika Richardson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dorothy Goins

  26. 4 out of 5

    Annette

  27. 5 out of 5

    Farrah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nanette Buchanan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Keyan

  30. 4 out of 5

    theresa

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