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Review ? In this brave, inspiring memoir she recounts the losses, and what it took to rebuild. ? (People)?Her stunning account of his recovery efforts and her willful refusal to give up on marriage to the stranger occupying her husband?s body is fantastically heartfelt and inspiring.? (Booklist, STARRED review)?Wondering Who You Are?a quietly wrenching memoir that?s as much about what makes any of us who we are as it is about Lea?s own story.? (Minneapolis Star Tribune)?With poetic prose and remarkable candor, lea shares the details of helping her husband regain a sense of purpose...and her own difficult transition.? (Seattle Magazine)?This meditation on love and loss left me filled with wonder. Sonya Lea considers every possibility?the full span of understanding, from science to shamans to sex?in an effort to rediscover her husband and, in the process, what makes us uniquely human: our memories of?who?we are. Words like ?honest? and ?intimate? don?t even begin to describe this remarkable journey.? (Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk: A Story of War)?An engrossing journey of self-discovery and fierce devotion.? (Kirkus)?An intense and accomplished memoir . . .?This sweet, erotic, wrenching story asks quintessential questions about memory, the constructed self, and love?its challenges and deep compensations.? (Priscilla Long, author of The Writer?s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life)?An incredibly intimate and honest memoir,?Wondering?Who?You?Are?shows more vividly than any work of nonfiction I?ve read in years the endlessly complex and delicate nature of identity. In particular, the book movingly reveals how mutable all relationships are, how metamorphosis on one side of a partnership necessitates metamorphosis on the other?we are all constantly changing.? (Peter Mountford, author of The Dismal Science)?Sonya?Lea tells her extraordinary story extraordinarily well. She has a rare ability to bring readers to the places where love and sex intermingle, collide, or go their separate ways.?Wondering Who Your Are?is an amazing accomplishment. Every page sparkles with wisdom, candor, insight, and love.? (Chris Ryan - Author of Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships)?'[A] heartbreakingly honest memoir . . . will touch listeners with its compassion and grace.' ?Booklist, STARRED? (STARRED Booklist (for Audio))?Sonya Lea?s?Wondering?Who?You?Are?is an extraordinary story. A wrenching, deeply honest exploration of love and identity that made me question my ideas about memory, about gender, about marriage and family and faith. About the whole human rigmarole. Her story does what the best stories do: it made me think about life in an entirely new way.? (Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch, One Woman?s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment)?A beautiful writer?? (Dr. Oz) Read more About the Author Sonya?Lea?s essays and interviews have appeared in?Salon,?The Southern Review,?Brevity,?Cold Mountain Review,?Tricycle,?The Prentice Hall College Reader,?and?The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and excerpts from?Wondering Who You Are?have received an international memoir prize and an Artist Trust Award.?Lea?teaches writing at Hugo House in Seattle, and she?s leading a pilot project to teach writing to women veterans through Tom Skerrit?s Red Badge Project.?She recently directed her first short film,?Every Beautiful Thing,?which will play in festivals in spring 2015.?Originally from Kentucky, she currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Find her at?www.sonyalea.net Read more

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