True Face by Siobhan Curham

25084184How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Self-Help

Previously reviewed:
Dear Dylan
Finding Cherokee Brown

Synopsis: We are living in the age of the image – the perfect image. From the constant bombardment of air-brushed photos, to the dubious lifestyle choices promoted by celebrities and the obsession with social media, young women are under pressure as never before to project a persona of perfection. And this is having a catastrophic effect, with girls as young as seven developing eating disorders and female self-loathing reaching epidemic proportions.

True Face shows you how to resist the pressure from the ‘perfection police’ and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world. In chapters dealing with body image, bullying, social media, love, sex and more, Siobhan Curham encourages young women and girls to be honest, dream big, and create lives that are happy and fulfilling. Keep Calm and Carry On is replaced by a new mantra: Forget the Fake and Keep it Real. This book is a breath of fresh air. Perfect for ages 13+ – and for the Girls fan in her 20s/30s too!

200words (or less) review: True Face is one of those books that I hope/wish would find its way into every school library so that as many readers as possible could get their hands on it. Plus quite a few grown-ups – I think there is something for everyone in Siobhan Curham guide.

Some things in True Face will jump out more for you than others because that’s the way of it. For me it was one particular paragraph that ended up in a Twitter discussion with the author, which consequently ended up in a post on, you can read it here:
You Are Not Your Pain – How to Turn Your Hurt Into Gold

While reading True Face I was nodding along thinking ‘Yes this makes so much sense’ and ‘why can’t we all do this?’ There is a little of a protective bubble feeling you have in the middle of listening to Siobhan (it feels a little like you have a wise sister talking to you) but leaving the book you’re thrust back into a world where being your #TrueFace is quite a terrifying prospect at times.

#TrueFace is inspirational and I hope the book and you succeed in every way.

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