In this hilarious, candid, and warm debut, Icon for Hire vocalist Ariel Bloomer bares her soul and shares her struggles, coupling accessible autobiography with practical advice and inspiration for navigating the messiest parts of life.
From growing up a passionate but troubled spiritual seeker to chasing her rock 'n' roll dreams, Bloomer's journey illustrates the importance of cultivating self-love and the transformational nature of creativity, and how to access the artist inside all of us. Turning one's pain into art is an intense but rewarding endeavor, and is one we can all benefit from if we're brave enough to say yes to the challenge.
I loved how well I was able to connect with Ariel’s journey through life and the way she presented guide to escaping sadness by thinking more positively. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone I know!!!
It has taught me how I need to love myself in order to be happy and that recovery doesn't take a day, it is a continuous journey I must make an effort to choose recovery and joy over pain and sorrow!!!
just within the first two chapters helped me I have listened to the entire book and oh my God... it's crazy I had a lot of the same experiences and now I can see where some of my self hate was coming from this book is amazing I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with self hate it's a must read/hear .really hoping for another book soon Ariel thank you for being you thank you for telling it like it is your amazing thank you for understanding I will see you on stage (for the second time) February 24th 2018 - cbagshaw
I loved this, everything about it. the first half felt like my youth just with all of the details being different. The narration reeled me in right away and kept pulling me further in. The only axe I have to grind with this is where was this in 2004 huh? HUH?!
I would recommend this to all, those who currently struggle, and those who have overcome their inner stuggles.