Beauty in the Breakdown: Choosing to Overcome by Julie Roberts releases a week from today, on September 18th. It is a truly inspirational, fascinating story of hope, struggle, faith, resilience, and perseverance.
Julie Roberts certainly has lived an interesting but hard life. She achieved country music fame with her breakout single "Break Down Here" in 2004, which was a Top 20 hit, and her album by the same name, which was certified gold. She released her Men & Mascara album in 2006, which ended up charting even higher than her Break Down Here album. I personally became a fan after hearing "Break Down Here" for the first time, and have been a fan ever since. Needless to say, I was very excited to hear that Julie was releasing a book about her life.
Julie has lived an inspirational life so far. She survived a household that experienced domestic abuse at the hand of her alcoholic father, has navigated the whirlwind music industry with getting record deals, tours, promos, and losing record deals, to the diagnosis of MS, and surviving a horrific flood...… Every time, Julie has come back strong in her resilience and her faith. I would highly recommend this book to any country music fan or anyone looking for a great memoir. I look forward to hearing more from Julie, especially musically. ;)
I give it an 8/10.
Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....