Radical Love: Learning To Accept Yourself And Others
By Zachary Levi
I received a free copy of Radical Love from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
I’m not an expert, therapist, pastor, teacher, or monk. I am merely a person going through my own mental and emotional health journey, hoping that I can pass on some of the wisdom and tools that I’d been blessed enough to learn along the way. And I truly believe that if we can help heal the hearts and minds of everyone on earth, we will solve every other problem known to man in the process. — Zachary Levi
Radical Love is the debut memoir from Zachary Levi (Shazam!, American Underdog, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Chuck), which shares his emotional journey through a lifetime of crippling anxiety and depression to find joy, gratitude, and ultimate purpose. Facing the scars of childhood trauma and the voices in his head that told him he would never be enough, Zac recounts the raw yet honest behind-the-scenes story of his family life, career successes, and the personal disappointments that led him to rock bottom and landed him in a therapy center, where he learned to address the underlying issues that preceded his downward spiral.
Radical Love combines witty, touching, and powerful commentary with relatable illustrations to help you on your own path toward mental wellness. With vulnerability and humor, Zac relates the valuable lessons and insights he’s learned so that you can rise from the ashes of trauma and pursue a meaningful life of gratitude.
Summary from Goodreads.
I only know Zachary Levi from his role in Shazam. I personally really enjoyed the movie and when I saw that he had a book out that is about learning to love yourself I was intrigued.
The best thing about this book is how honest and open Levi is. He does not shy away from both the bad and the good that has happened to him. The way that he gets this across is by being honest, not by writing all of these things down for us to feel sorry for him. He actually said that writing his book helped him actually understand this thoughts and emotions, which I could certainly tell. At no point in this book did I feel like he was faking any of the things that happened, or his reactions. This reads as a deeply personal look into hisself that he was brave enough to put out into the world in the hope that others may find something in it for themselves.
An honest look in Zachary Levi’s life with some good lessons that I personally took away from it. Certainly plan on this being a yearly reread.
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