Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions by Nina Hamberg (book review)
Set in San Francisco in the 1970s, Grip is the true story of how an eighteen-year-old fends off a stalker with just her wits. She goes on to become the toughest female martial artist in her karate school, an early advocate for women’s rights, and a residential counselor for troubled teenage boys.
For her, the best way to make her world safe is to seek out threats and face them head-on. Even in personal relationships, this five-foot fighter is drawn to men with volatile tempers, men like her father.
But her strategy of confronting danger doesn’t free her from her past — it creates a wake of greater destruction. Only by marshalling the strength to be vulnerable can she discover intimacy and love.
I am not usually much into memoir genre but I must admit I really enjoyed this book.This memoir reads like a fiction novel so that is the reason why I really enjoyed this and was not bored. This book is very well written and this is a great memoir . If you love memoirs or even if you are like me who usually get bored reading memoirs then you might like this book.
Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions is available for pre-order at http://www.ninahamberg.com/ .
It will be available on September 1st 2011.
I give this 4 out of 5
* I was given a copy of this book for free for my honest review.*