JJ knows what it means to have everything; a loving family, great friends, and an amazing, high profile job. She also knows what it means to nearly lose it all. Her voice hit the airwaves daily, entertaining listeners throughout the city, yet her personal life was crumbling before her eyes. By the time she had made her way through an abusive relationship, she no longer recognized the woman in the mirror. On the brink of losing her mind, her soul and her spirit, her life was hanging on by a thread.
Without Bruises takes listeners on JJ's turbulent journey through a relationship with a sociopath and sheds light on the often missed signs of emotional and mental abuse. In a grueling, year-long battle with depression - and with the help of family, friends, and a life-changing therapist - JJ rises from the ashes better than before. She bounces back with a stronger sense of self, purpose, and power, and it is her mission to share a message of hope with the world.
Without Bruises is a must-hear for anyone questioning the power dynamic in their relationship. It gives guidance and direction to those who have been bruised and broken at the hands of another person; and it offers compassion and understanding to those who love someone currently being abused.
Very well written. Very descriptive. Everyone can learn from this book, male or female. Awesome narration.
This story takes you so many places emotionally. Get ready to feel what it is like to wear JJ’s shoes. Although this is a short listen, it is not easy. Just like our lives it is full of self-reflection. What a story!!!
To JJ: Thank you JJ for sharing your story. You really used your platform to share yourself with us. We often see people with some form of status not as people, but as pillars and inanimate objects that don’t have a past. I value your voice and work in the community even more because I truly know that it comes from a place of honesty and experience. It is nothing like hearing someone’s journey. Thanks again for sharing.
What made the experience of listening to Without Bruises the most enjoyable?
What I loved most about Without Bruises was the brutal honesty and transparency.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Without Bruises?
For people who have listen to JJ for so many years - it was an immediate connection.
What about Jillian "JJ" Simmons’s performance did you like?
It was like listening to her on the radio - like she is one of your girlfriends, and she is telling you what happen over cocktails
Any additional comments?
Its very refreshing to know that not only normal people go through things like this. JJ is so strong and an inspiration for sharing her story with everyone. I loves this book.
a great narrative on the beauty and ugliness of love. Never regret that you loved someone unconstitutionally, love is indeed pain but if you have never fully loved you can't be human.
Be re-assured that you will love again but differently but first get to know and don't think that Hollywood love is real love:-)