Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

 

“In this first release, Somerville successfully inclines the reader’s ear toward empathy and connection in a body of personal reflections and prose on matters including: the quest for balance between a woman’s desire to create and her need to still achieve effectiveness in her many other roles; the preoccupations of a mother raising Black children; the delimiting categorization of identity along race and gender alone; and lastly, the need for transparency in relationships among women. She proves herself as an adept and resonant writer… Her voice will continue to be an important one in the lexicon of women narratives in the Black and Caribbean Diaspora. I look forward to reading more from this author. ” Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, CEO, YWCA New York City)

moving and honest memoir” – L. Sharp

“a heartfelt read” – V. Burwell

“inspirational author” – Len Lear, The Chestnut Hill Local

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone speaking his or her truth
– D. Schwartz

“… a book for all people (especially women) challenged to find that balance … You will come away from this text empowered to view the many hats you wear not as competing forces, but as gifts that, when placed in sympathetic ‘conversation’ with each other, allow you to live your very best life as your most authentic self. The author’s intellect, wit, wisdom, heart and talent all shine through in this work. You’ll be inspired, challenged and moved.” – Neruda

resonated with me as a woman, a mother, and a wife … like the voice of a friend you love having coffee with once a week.” – B. Gordon-Smith

 

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