A Light In The Darkness – Lisa Sniderman – Book Review
March 14, 2019
For me reading isn’t that big a deal I’m not one to be found with my nose constantly in a book. When I do read I will tend to go for something that’s easy going and is normally non-fiction. I was recently given the opportunity to read and review a book about one person’s journey with chronic illness & disability. I jumped at the chance to read and review the book which is called A Light In The Darkness by Lisa Sniderman.
Disclaimer – I was kindly gifted an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Lisa Sniderman also known by her stage name of Aoede is a singer-songwriter, playwright and artist. Aoede’s music has a folk pop-esque feel to it. With lyrics that will get stuck in your head for a long time. An award-winning talent who lives with a chronic illness.
Where It All Began
About ten years ago Lisa was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis (DA). A rare disease that affects the muscle weakness and inflammation. After a fall that hospitalised her, Lisa went through a tough recovery and rehabilitation experience that could have seen the strongest of us feel like giving up. Instead, she continued to chase her dreams. It hasn’t all been plain sailing, with a rollercoaster of ups, downs and loop de loops. Lisa focused the little energy she had to create music, write plays and share her talent with the world.
A light in the darkness. Is Lisa’s memoir of her journey from diagnosis, the challenges she felt. The feeling of losing her independence and identity. The support she received from her family, incredible husband, friends and fans. And most importantly her determination to not let DA dictate her life, to work towards her dreams.
Lisa documents not only the hardships but also the wins. She continues to remain positive through some tough times. She is proof that an illness or disability can’t stop someone from their dreams.
I can honestly say that after reading A Light In The Darkness, I see Lisa as a role model. It is virtually impossible to not feel inspired, encouraged and motivated reading this book!!!
In the past, I have found myself close to giving up on my dreams and letting my fibromyalgia dictate what I do or don’t do. After finishing the book I realized that my dreams are achievable, they might have to be altered a little or take slightly longer to fulfil, I might even have to do chase my dreams from the confines of my bed, BUT I can indeed make my dreams come true.
Lisa’s book A Light In The Darkness is relatable, inspiring by showing readers that they can do anything they set their mind to.