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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming is a nonfiction book in which Patricia Steffy compares the goals and expectations of women she interviewed, as well as her own, with reality. She looks at the different expectations she has had through life and what the actual outcomes have been. Each chapter of the book looks at a different chapter/event through which she delivers different messages on life. Through these chapters/letters, she talks about things like how giving in to fear holds us back from achieving greatness, the importance of self discovery, taking the first step, preparing for your next step, self-doubt and how it impacts our lives, believing in yourself, realizing that you deserve better, effects of living in denial, not being afraid to let the person inside us come out and shine, and many other important life challenges and lessons.
My Letter to Fear is no ordinary memoir. It is the work of a hilarious author who takes you through the different chapters of life as she reflects on life expectations and delivers vital life lessons; giving you her interesting and sometimes bizarre perspective on life. The unique writing style and tone of the book make for an engaging reading experience as you move from one chapter to another, each chapter giving you a look into a different important aspect of the lives of the women interviewed, as well as Steffy's, and delivering a different message each time. I absolutely loved reading the book as I moved from one hilarious chapter to the next.