Broken Conditions highlights the author’s college years and chronicles key relationships, which lead to drama, adventure, hurt, and poor choices into her 30s. See how growing up affects and influences almost every decision, relationship, and behavior. When what she learned wasn’t working, she did something about it...sometimes!
The Clean Colored Girl Chronicles are stories from one woman’s life as she shares how relationships made her and broke her. As she learned how to navigate through being a daughter with parent issues, a black woman, single woman, dating woman, married yet unhappy woman, divorced woman, and an entrepreneur, she is a clean colored girl, making it in the world. Trials keep you strong when you learn to endure them, and that she does.
Broken Conditions: The Clean Colored Girl Chronicles, Book 1 is a riveting tale of the authors college years. Jo Lena Johnson, who is also the narrator tells the story of choices and consequences, pain and healing and overcoming herself. Generally, in books as these, you don't always get the entire truth, but Johnson doesn't hold back in opening herself to the readers/listeners about her conditions.
What I enjoyed most about this book is that it is relatable and so many women AND men will find themselves in her words. Through her willingness to share and talk about life in such an approachable manner, I found myself breaking my own conditions and healing from self inflecting pain and forgiving those I let have power over me.
If you are looking for something that will touch your soul and give you a few laughs, then you'll want to give this a listen.
As stated before, Johnson narrates her own book and I normally find it difficult to listen to self narrated work. However, I don't think anyone but her could deliver this story with conviction and emotion. Her pacing and tone is perfect and I'm looking forward to listening to more of her work.
~The Audio Flow