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Sleeping with a Stranger

By: Jessica Zimmerman
Narrated by: Jessica Zimmerman
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What happens when the strong, ambitious man you married fades into a stranger with an illness no doctor can diagnose?

When Jessica Zimmerman’s husband Brian contracted a mysterious illness that left him 60 pounds underweight and a prisoner to their master bathroom, she had no idea the journey of self-discovery on which they were both about to embark.

As Jessica and Brian worked to solve the riddle of his illness, they also had a harder question to answer: Was their marriage even worth saving?

Sleeping with a Stranger is a searing, honest, and hilarious memoir about learning how to love even in the darkest of moments and how to find yourself when the compass is lost.

As Jessica’s business takes off, and the demands of being the sole provider increase, she begins to discover who she was always meant to be, even if that goes against the Southern culture in which she was raised.

Bucking up against old ideas and even older Southern traditions, Jessica’s story is also a rallying cry for women coming to terms with their trauma in order to find healing.

Sleeping with a Stranger is a testament to the power of healing - how we can heal our bodies, our spirits, our relationships with others, and ultimately, ourselves. As Brian finally recovers, and Jessica recognizes that she can never go back to the old script that so many women follow, they begin to negotiate a new marriage and learn the greatest lesson of all: We can reclaim our true selves at any time.

©2020 Jessica Zimmerman (P)2020 Jessica Zimmerman

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I loved this book! I read it with my book club. I feel like I was listening to Elle Woods read to me and what’s better than that? Highly recommend!!

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The book I didn’t know I needed

This book was everything I didn’t know I needed. I found myself in Jessica throughout the entire book and answers to some of the reasons I am the way I am. It had me laughing, crying, and cheering her and Brian on the entire way. Hearing her read it made me feel like she was right in front of me telling it. I’m so thankful she shared her truth with the world.

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Couldn’t quit listening! So good!

Love, love the raw, real, honesty, Jessica. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
I couldn’t quit listening and finished the book in two evenings!

You are such an amazing person and I’ve enjoyed learning from you over the past few years. I had no idea you had been through so much. You are so smart, so strong and such an inspiration to so many. 🤍🤍🤍

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Such an inspirational story!

I absolutely loved this! Jessica is an amazing writer and narrator, pulling me deep inside her most private moments, tugging on my heartstrings, and inspiring me to look at my life from a different perspective. Well done!

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Raw & Honest and an so easy to listen to!

Jessica pulls you into her story from the very first moment. She is honest in all the areas of her life from beginning to end with the good, the bad and the truly heartbreaking. Throughout "Sleeping With a Stranger" you see Jessica's humor, immense strength and persevering love. No matter where you are at in your personal or professional life, this story hits home on such a relatable, human level that you will glean wisdom and knowledge from the path that Jessica has been on. It's a beautiful reminder that if she could overcome her traumas, hardships and adversities all while remaining true to her core self, you can too! I am so grateful to Jessica for writing this book and to have listened to it!

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Could Not Put This Book Down!!!

Absolutely loved Sleeping with a Stranger! This book kept me riveted from start to finish with one twist and turn after another...It’s not only a story about true undying love, but it’s about grit, determination, sacrifice and truly coming to grips with all life can offer when you hold nothing back from finding who you really are and what you want in this life. Loved this book and could not recommend it more highly!!!

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Loved it!

Listened in one day, such an interesting story! Felt like I was seeing life from Jessicas point of view

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Totally captivating!

I loved every second of this deeply honest, well-paced, smart, and at times humorous book! One of the best books I’ve listened to on audible!

You will finish this book amazed by Jessica’s strength and inspired to live your own life to its fullest.