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Reviewed by Frank Mutuma for Readers' Favorite
Despite the current social media culture, it is easy for people to feel lonely. Looking for individuals with the same commonalities can help create connections. But for these connections to work, both people need to put in some effort. Does our upbringing affect our behavior when we grow up? Simone Heng's life discusses this issue. Her parents had moved from Singapore to Australia, and her upbringing, such as the heavy pressure on her to perform academically and losing her father, whom she was not able to grieve properly, affected her relationships later on in life. To find out more about making authentic relationships and utilizing those we already have for ultimate effect, get a copy of Let's Talk About Loneliness: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World by Simone Heng.
The biggest strength of this book is how practical it is. Simone candidly shares her experiences that most people face. With the rising cases of depression and suicide cases, talking about mental health issues is a great way to shed light on the subject and encourage people to seek professional help. I loved the steady narration and the warm tone adopted, which readers will find welcoming and easy to relate to. Let's Talk About Loneliness also captures emotions and events vividly, hence helping to create a mental picture of what is happening. Readers will also appreciate the easy-to-understand language used, which makes it accessible to all kinds of readers.
Let's Talk About Loneliness did not disappoint as an audiobook. Simone narrated the book herself and did an incredible job. The voice projection and use of intonations where appropriate made it entertaining and pleasant to listen to. Let's Talk About Loneliness by Simone Heng is a must! I cannot wait to enjoy something else by this talented author.