Two weeks ago I finished reading Permission To Speak Freely by Anne Jackson. The only way that I can describe the book is that it felt like I was sitting in the same room as Anne as she was telling me her story. This has not happened to me to many times while reading a book, so it was remarkable.

The part of the book that stood out to me most was when Anne talks about giving people permission to go second. Talking about what is going on in your life so that others around you feel that they have permission to speak about what is going on in theirs. This is how I usually roll, but this is the first time I have heard it described in words. Before I just thought it was something that I was doing, now I actually have a name for it.

The book was refreshing. It was honest, engaging and inspiring. I recommended it to a good friend of mine who struggles with depression and addiction and he read it in a few day’s, not his wife is reading it. In short, if you struggle with depression, addiction or just want to be inspired by someone else’s story please read this book.

Thanks Anne for this gift to us, you rule.

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One comment so far on “Permission To Speak Freely Book Review

  1. Jamie says:

    Oh, can I borrow the book? I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now but haven’t got around to actually purchasing it.


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