Sorry for the long delay between posts! I am off on reading business/personal development books for awhile, and back to reading fiction and such. This particular book has been on my radar for a few months, and after giving it to my Mom for Christmas, she said she loved it and passed it on to me.
What Amanda went through is truly unimaginable. Even as as I was reading her accounts, I felt like throwing up half the time from the true brutality and savagery of the way that she, in particular, was treated. I can't believe she didn't kill herself a million times over in the 463 days that she was held captive. FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE DAYS.
You will be inspired by her story, and how she has chosen to live it afterward. You will be sickened by the depravity of humanity. You will be humbled by your complaints in your own life such as traffic jams, your debt load, or whatever. What I'm saying is this.... after reading this book, you will have perspective, as stories like this tend to give you.
It is heartbreakingly un-put-down-able.
Below is a photo of Amanda and Nigel the day they were rescued:
And here is where you can visit the nonprofit, The Global Enrichment Foundation, she founded six months after returning from Somalia.
Up At Butternut Lake by Mary McNear
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