A Star You Can Relate With

A Star You Can Relate With


Taking a break to gather my thoughts and get my self together I decided to post, finally. I’m currently 4 months pregnant and days have been a struggle. My husband and I will be welcoming our second child in November. Since I last posted, I have been reading and resting a lot.

I love books and reading when I can squeeze it in between chasing down my 2-year old and napping for two now days. So for Mother’s Day my mom gifted me with singer Toni Braxton’s book “Unbreak My Heart : A Memoir”. I can’t really remember the last time I read a biography but I love reading about other peoples lives.

In this book, Toni Braxton talks about how her super strict religious upbringing had a lasting effect on her life. She also discusses what happened when she was the only one chosen to be signed to a record deal out of her group of sisters. What I found surprising was this beautiful woman had insecurities with her body and her looks just like any other woman would.

I love to read about super stars that are just so relate-able. I’m an only child and never knew what it was like to grow up with a bunch of sisters. But I loved reading about it. What I found that I related with her on was that she was just working and working, ignoring the signs that she was possibly ill. I can say I have been there before also.

Sometimes we put celebrities on a pedestal like there life must be perfect because they’re beautiful, talented and have a lot of money. But we know this isn’t always the case. They are people like us too. Okay, maybe with a bit more spotlight and fame than others but what I loved most about Ms. Braxton’s biography she shared some of her most high points and low points. I love to hear other people’s stories. Often there is so much inspiration gained from hearing people’s triumphs and let downs.

So glad to have read this. Another excellent read!


Author: Nicole Alicia

Nicole Alicia is a fiction writer and blogger from Kansas City, Missouri. You can find her debut novel "Drama University" on Amazon.com!

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