Official Review: Alice's Ego by Alice Sanza
Post by Saint Bruno » 23 Jan 2021, 12:14
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Alice's Ego" by Alice Sanza.]
In Alice's Ego, the author, Alice Sanza, tells us an emotional tale of self-discovery. The protagonist, Alice, is a middle-aged woman who recounts her journey in life. She highlights her devastating divorce from her narcissistic husband, Steve, and how he cunningly ensured she lost everything in the divorce. Growing up wasn't any better for Alice because she suffered the same narcissistic abuse from her parents, especially her father.
As a result, Alice becomes more inclined to spirituality, self-awakening, and ancient wisdom. In one of her spiritual journeys, she meets a younger woman, Matilda, who also seeks to control her. Matilda's life seemed to mirror that of her ex-husband, Steve. While Steve set her up to lose everything in their divorce, Matilda is bent on using lies and witchcraft to ensure her husband also loses everything. Will Alice be able to liberate herself from Matilda? Will she be able to rise above all these narcissistic abuses and enjoy her life? You have to read this 210-page book to find out.
Firstly, I don't think any plot synopsis can do justice to the amount of information available in this book. Haven't we all been in a situation where our benevolence was perceived as weakness? What about our quest to understand our purpose in life? The author tries to engage the reader through an exciting writing style while dishing out lessons and insights into the metaphysical realm. There seems to be something for everyone to learn from in this book.
I enjoyed the protagonist's unique methods of dealing with abuse, insecurity, and other challenges. I think that her journey of self-discovery will inspire readers to follow her healing path. What I liked the most about this book is its message of determination. It is clear from Alice's story that giving up isn't an option if one must succeed. Also, I must commend the author for bringing issues like alcoholism to light in this book. Readers will learn from the mistakes of the characters in the book and be inspired to do better.
Furthermore, the author uses the first-person point of view in her narrations. I found this style to help me connect better with the innermost feelings of the protagonist. I struggled a bit with the non-linear sequence of events in the book. Yes, chapter headings indicate the year and location of the events therein, but I found keeping up with the different timelines challenging at the beginning of the book.
Another aspect of the book that I like is the inclusion of poems in it. My favorite is the one titled 'Squirrel.' I love how it talks about pursuing our goals despite the dangers on the way.
I recommend this book to readers who enjoy fictionalized self-discovery books, especially those willing to explore the metaphysical realms to achieve healing and peace.
https://bookviewreview.com/2021/01/05/alices-ego-based-on-a-true-story-by-alice-dolphin-sanza/ BY THEPRAIRIESBOOKREVIEW ON JANUARY 5, 2021 •Sanza tells the story of a middle-aged, divorced woman finding her voice through spirituality in this emotionally taut story that explores identity issues and self-discovery. Alice is completely broken when she discovers Steve, her husband of two decades, has set her up to lose everything in the divorce. On the brink of a breakdown, she sets out on an unexpected path of spiritual growth and self-discovery, and finds her footing, as well as her desire to create new life for herself. In Alice, Sanza has created a deeply realized, complex protagonist who is naïve and wise at once. She skillfully portrays Alice’s low self-esteem that has stemmed from an unwed pregnancy and birth of a child in her twenties, leading to her exploitation at the hands of her narcissistic husband. Alice’s inner turmoil and pain pervades the narrative, letting readers a glimpse into her psyche through her past regrets and present-day realizations. She elegantly channels Alice’s insecurities, worries, and self-doubts as well as reflects her growth, her realization of self, and her newfound understanding. Through ancient wisdom and philosophy, Alice acquires a voice and finally realizes that she is worthy and desirable. This inspiring novel will speak to countless women who have gone through similar situation.
Kaye Stokes Fri 12th Jun 2020 at 02:32 'I read and enjoyed every page. Alice’s Ego book is a must -read for those of us in search of a greater understanding of themselves and of their truth .. it is written with eloquence and wit , I loved the poems the way the words just flowed with the ups and downs of life. Brilliant.'
Christine Poulton Sat 6th Jun 2020 at 15:50 Helpful and enlightening book. I loved the way it was written with poems and Easy to read healing and guidance points. The storyline was enthralling!
Debbie Geary Sat 6th Jun 2020 at 15:50 'I have have known Alice for a long time and i am enjoying her book. Very informative and perhaps a bit of a self help book for some people that are going though similar things in life that perhaps this book will bring to there attention. And there healing. Worth a read.'
Opalset July 31, 2020 I enjoyed this book. 'Some real insights in coping with trauma and narcissists and finding peace. A very different attitude to life than me, so interesting to see it through Alice's perspective.'
Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual and reflective December 19, 2020. 'Told with raw emotion and real insights and reflections, the author shows us her journeys to becoming her current, healed and balanced self. As she tells about the series of events that lead her to and through her insights and recovery, we learn alongside her as she discovers how to come to terms with what life has brought her. Her healing path is a source of inspiration to others that may be looking to grow in this lifetime as well and I found that her message of determination is one that will help to guide others who may find themselves on a similar personal path. Her methods of self-discovery are unique and intriguing. And, they are successful! As I laughed, cried, shook my head in wonder, and smiled with joy as I read this book, I realized that this is something everyone looking to heal themselves from the inside should read and consider to guide their own path.'
Kaye Stokes rated it amazing 'This book is a must read for people searching for there truth. It takes us through the ups and downs of life, Alice has captured my heart with her honesty, and wit. You will laugh and cry at her at times hilarious antics, Brilliantly written.'
Debbie Ward rated it amazing. 'Really enjoyed this book highly recommend.'