Best Inspirational Survivor Memoirs Reviewed By BookViral

A Powerful & Cuttingly Insightful Memoir From Ally Shaw

Inspirational Survivor Memoirs

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  • ASIN: ‎ B09KX3QK1P
  • Publisher: ‎ Library Tales Publishing (8 Mar. 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 270 pages
  • Genre: Inspirational Survivor Memoirs


The BookViral Review:

Powerfully poignant and deeply intimate, Shaw’s memoir proves a truly emotive and thought-provoking powerhouse of a read. From sexual assault, cancer and devastating personal loss her journey towards self-acceptance, personal growth and success prove both enlightening and incredibly inspirational.

Unflinching in its honesty, it’s clear from the start that there’s a sharp and enquiring mind at work as her prose recount pivotal events in her life. There’s no grandstanding, no saccharine attempt at drama, or sense of contrived events and at times it can prove a harrowing read.

Shaw’s life was spiralling down to the darkest of depths and she not only wants us to understand why but more importantly how she felt. Reminding us that whilst the contours of grief, loss and fear are different for each of us, it is a comfort to know we are not alone in running the gamut of emotions that beset us.

On this level, Chasing Tigers in the Dark: Life Lessons of a Fierce Survivor is uncompromising and incredibly moving as we become utterly absorbed in Shaw’s struggles. It’s not an easy journey read but this is the kind of unfettered and nakedly expressive writing we rarely find in memoirs. It reminds us of what we can achieve and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles we can overcome when we face our fears and learn how to conquer them and as such will serve as life-changing inspiration to many of Shaw’s readers.

With study questions to aid group discussion  Chasing Tigers in the Dark proves a cuttingly insightful read that will leave no heart untouched and likely be returned to many times over. It is recommended without reservation.

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