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Reviewed by Andy Hutchings for Readers' Favorite
If you, like myself, enjoy memoirs that deftly blend raw and honest openness with powerful insights then consider yourself in luck as Lisa A. Pruitt’s autobiography is a must-read. Soul of a Professor: Memoir of an Un-Engineered Life charts the author's life as her success in the world of academia was used to fill a void left in her personal life following a heartbreaking tragedy. Following an almost fatal accident, the author was forced to come to terms with her demons as she turned away from her academic life and toward her horse to find the strength to seek and pursue recovery.
There is a great power to be found in autobiographical works by authors who have faced, understood, and reflected upon their personal truths. They have the capacity to act as a beacon to those of us with similar struggles and to broaden the understanding of those of us who haven’t known that pain. Lisa A. Pruitt’s work is deeply commendable both for the willingness she has to share her demons and her journey to overcome them and for her eloquent writing which renders her unique experiences relatable for every reader. Soul of a Professor is a beautiful ode to the honesty that we owe ourselves, and a rallying call for those of us still struggling to come to terms with the insecurities that hold us back in life. There is strength to be found in these pages, loaned to us by a remarkable author, and ready for readers to take into their own lives.