A review by shellysbookcorner
Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon


“I received a review copy from Amazon Vine and voluntarily provided an honest review. This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review.’’

I’m not really a fan of biographies or memoirs but something about this person made me want to read. Maybe it was the cover? The title? The blurb? Who knows but I am so glad I took a chance because this was a very good read. The author was raw, explicit, honest and kept it all the way real with their story. I am not Muslim but I was able to relate to this author when it comes to religion and certain expectations. I think anybody who struggles with body issues and finding their beauty within can really learn something from this book as well. I loved how it touched on the stigma associated with mental illness as well. I must say this book will make some people uncomfortable and that is one of the reasons why I enjoyed it so much. This book also had me doing some reflecting, nodding my head in agreement and highlighting passages as I read. I can’t tell you the last time I highlighted in a book. I love when a book can stop and make me think and I can use this motivation in my everyday life. Well done, Leah Vernon.