Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

Non-Fiction - Memoir
198 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2014
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Author Biography

Julie Freed, PhD has a doctorate in mathematics and teaches at her local university. She has rebuilt her life and home on a stronger foundation on the Gulf Coast. Dr. Freed lives with her husband, two daughters, a frog, a dog, three kayaks, a boat, and a dream. NAKED is her first memoir.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina by Julie Freed is the motivating story of a woman who overcomes loss and disaster with a lot of strength and will power. Julie finds herself amid turmoil and chaos when her marriage disintegrates and she faces a divorce. Simultaneously, living in the Gulf Coast she finds her home destroyed in the hurricane. It is an incredible story of setbacks and losses, hurt and rejection, and ultimately rising above all the crises and turning life around in a positive way. The author's expressions, experiences and traumas are eloquently shared with readers and anyone who has undergone a personal loss can relate to the story.

It is a powerful and emotional memoir about a woman who starts rebuilding her life. The story is honest and stark and it shows the strength of a woman who does not give up, despite the setbacks she faces. The starkness, rawness and the candor with which the author has written the story is gripping. It is a story of loss, redemption, survival and finally renewal that will inspire and motivate many readers and also leave them tearful. The author's experiences and emotions are so personal that it is like reading a personal diary. The memoir is poignant and the author pulls readers into the story, making them feel as if it is their personal journey. The story is empowering and can be equated to a phoenix rising from the ashes.