Friday, February 10, 2017

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes By Adele Paula Royce Review

The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes by [Royce, Adele Paula]

What could make a person feel that they can no longer go on living? Why would someone think that ending their life is the only option?

 And what about those who have considered suicide and lived to talk about it? In THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES (Live Your Light Publishing; February 14, 2017), Adele Paula Royce presents a semi-fictional look inside the mind and heart of a tortured soul on the verge of ending her own life.

Written as a suicide journal, THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUICIDE NOTES is a spiritual memoir that takes readers on a journey of life, death, and rebirth. Drawing upon her own personal history of spirituality, she is able to give a much deeper insight on a topic most people struggle to talk about.

The book is comprised of 27 entries by the narrator, contemplating the thought-provoking question of whether or not her life really is worth living. Through this raw and authentic tale, Royce shines a unique light on the human experience, leaving the reader more inspired to live life to the fullest and never take anything for granted.


ADELE PAULA ROYCE resides in New York City. With an artistic educational background, including the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a degree in fine arts and English literature from City University of New York (CUNY), she worked her way onto the corporate scene. Utilizing a Jackson Pollock technique of colorful truth to secure her business relations, she envisioned corporations artistically as blank canvases. More than 10 years ago, she began studying under a master teacher of Western Spirituality, and has been a student of Kabbalistic practice ever since.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  I feel like the people who talk about suicide are crying for help, they are not serious and those who have died by suicide were going to do it anyway.  There is no prevention just intervention.  While my heart goes out to all of the people struggling and I know that the pain is so very real, I still think that many people are using the term too loosely and others should find better outlets.

I understand that the author has put her fresh pain out there for the world to eat up and review and that is admirable but at some point she is still a part of the world and should not really be bringing her darkness to readers who might not even be thinking of such things as suicide journals or impressionable young readers who might think it is cool to start one.

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