Blog Tour Review, A Little Closer to Home

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME by Ginger Zee Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME

Author: Ginger Zee

Pub. Date: January 11, 2022

Publisher: Hyperion Avenue

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org


In Ginger Zee’s follow-up to the bestselling Natural Disaster, the ABC chief meteorologist takes readers on a much deeper journey of self discovery.

 

When Ginger Zee opened her life to readers in Natural Disaster, the response was enormous. She put a very relatable if surprising face on depression and has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues. But Ginger tells us, Natural Disaster was “Ginger Lite” and only scratched the surface.

In this moving follow-up, Ginger shares her truest self. She spent most of her life shielding her vulnerabilities from the world all while being a professional people pleaser. Her stormy childhood, her ongoing struggles with crippling depression, her suicide attempts, and many other life experiences
will resonate with readers who are likely to see themselves along the way.

In spite of its serious subject matter, Ginger’s positive, life-affirming outlook comes through loud and clear. Written with great heart and quite a bit of humor, Ginger normalizes issues and challenges millions of people face every day. A Little Closer to Home will broaden the conversation around mental health at a time we need it more than ever.

Grab Ginger’s first book Natural Disaster now!

 

My Review:

I’ll admit I haven’t read Ginger’s first memoir, but I just love reading about others and gaining insight into lives lived differently from mine.

What a candid and frank inside track into her life.  She recounts the major events that have shaped her mental health and no topic is off limits.  The memories are intense at times and range from her parents’ divorce, anorexia, drinking, rape, abortion, to two suicide attempts.  All the things we hide in today’s world where we only show the best side of ourselves.  She humanizes depression and her mental health and isn’t afraid to share all of her ups and downs.  

While she is a public figure and so much of her life is on display, I appreciate her honesty in the book.  And while some of these issues have become very political in the past few years, she isn’t attempting a political discussion in her description of these events.

I think if you’re a fan of hers, you will love this book.  And anyone that has dealt with their own mental health will appreciate her journey.

Sherry

 

About Ginger Zee:

 

Ginger Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News, forecasting for and reporting on the nation’s weather from Good Morning America to World News Tonight. Zee has been on the ground before, during and after almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms including Hurricane Katrina. She watched as the eye of Superstorm Sandy passed over Atlantic City and then covered the devastated Jersey Shore; she was there for the 2020 California wildfires and for the unprecedented number of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Zee’s dedication to science began at an early age, watching powerful thunderstorms rush across Lake Michigan. Her passion for meteorology brought her to stormchase in college at Valparaiso University where she earned her bachelor of science in meteorology. 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of A LITTLE CLOSER TO
HOME, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/1/2022

Two Chicks on
Books

Excerpt

Week Two:

1/2/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

1/3/2022

Mythical
Books

Excerpt

1/4/2022

Book-Keeping

Excerpt

1/5/2022

Pick a good book

Review

1/6/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review

1/7/2022

Drunk On Pop

Excerpt

1/8/2022

Ashleyreads13

Review

Week Three:

1/9/2022

Two Points of
Interest

Review

1/10/2022

The Book Review
Crew

Review

1/11/2022

perusewithcoffee

Review

1/12/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

1/13/2022

One More
Exclamation

Review

1/14/2022

The
Girl Who Reads

Review

1/15/2022

Lexijava

Review

Week Four:

1/16/2022

Satisfaction
for Insatiable Readers

Excerpt

1/17/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

1/18/2022

_BookBound_

Review

1/19/2022

YA Books Central

Excerpt

1/20/2022

mall3tg1rl

Review

1/21/2022

#BRVL Book
Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

1/22/2022

Phannie the
ginger bookworm

Review

Week Five:

1/23/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

1/24/2022

More
Books Please blog

Review

1/25/2022

GivernyReads

Review

1/26/2022

Coffee
and Wander Book Reviews

Review

1/27/2022

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

1/28/2022

Living For
Literature

Review

1/29/2022

Books
a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

Week Six:

1/30/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

1/31/2022

@jypsylynn

Review

 

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