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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by Mary Lambert and includes original music exclusive to the audiobook.  

Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down - and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times.

©2018 Mary Lambert (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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amazing

I absolutely love how raw and honest Mary is. Beautifully written and preformed. Definitely recommend.

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Feeling All The Feelings

the piano and the words are beautiful blended together in Mary Lambert's collection of poems about life, love, heartbreak, trauma, abuse and healing. I had many thoughts and feelings hearing Mary read her poems and perform her music to the words I did not have when I read it, the one that kept coming back to me was ( Tears aren't a celebration of pain, Tears are the victory of survival ) I have been a long time fan and each new artistic journey she takes us on I am left feeling stronger, more hopeful and full of so many colors that the world doesn't have names for yet. I savior each chapter as I do a piece of hard candy, long lasting and sweet enough to calm the bitterness.

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AMAZING!

l loved this! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ l could relate ... it had me busting out laughing... then crying... then sad then happy then it left me running to my car on my lunch break to hear another chapter in peace ... l enjoyed the whole book. TALENTED BEYOND MEANS XOXOXO FLY WRITER HEATHER MARIA RAMIREZ....

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there is nothing quite like this

the honesty and raw nature of this is almost too much to take. If you like poetry and want to cry... this is what you're looking for. I have the hard copy but nothing compares to hearing it in her voice.

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Thank You

Both the author's voice and words are beautiful beyond measure. I'm breathless with gratitude and I'm encouraged with bravery.

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Mary is amazing

Mary’s music is one of the most uplifting things in my life. So when I saw she had this book of poems out AND that she was narrating it herself I was fully on board. The things she has overcome are a. Inspiration to us all. And I will never not love her or not love myself because of the impact of her words.

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not enough stars to fill

i never knew my heart could open this wide. i see new colors. love to you mary

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Beautiful

Mary Lambert is beautiful kind talented and a awesome babe. So glad she is the women I look up too.

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Raw and beautiful

I enjoyed this so much I listened to it until it was done! The author does an amazing job reading her book and keeps you captivated. It brought me to tears. I look forward to finding more books by her!

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This is beautiful

Her poems will bring you in tears.. I love her work, and it’s entirety of being a lesbian woman with no filter.

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  • 09-05-20

The most incredible collection of poems

I struggle to see how any other poetry collection will ever top this. Just perfect.