Brace for Impact: A Memoir by Gabe Montesanti

Brace for Impact: A Memoir

Gabe Montesanti

416 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction lgbtqia+ memoir emotional hopeful sad medium-paced


Gabe Montesanti grew up queer in a working-class, Catholic family in a conservative small town in the Midwest. In this turbulent environment, she developed a severe eating disorder, learned to distrust herself, and lived in constant fear. As she ...

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emotional 88%
inspiring 74%
reflective 72%
hopeful 62%
funny 35%
sad 30%
adventurous 28%
informative 25%
challenging 20%
dark 11%
tense 8%
lighthearted 5%


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fast 18%
slow 8%

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