Author: Rachel Hollis
I came across this book (full title: Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart) without any awareness of the controversy around the author’s statements. Her comments comparing herself – a privileged white woman struggling to build a business – with Harriet Tubman were ridiculous. I can’t say that I’m too surprised; it seems like it fits in with some of the “pull your self up by your bootstraps” talk that permeates parts of the book. It’s too bad in a way because while the pop psychology aspects of this book aren’t the best, it does at time offer some helpful advice for navigating the “hard seasons” of life: death and grief, divorce, and job loss. As is the case in many books in this genre, parts seem helpful while others make me cringe.