How’s that for a title? Host of Dancing With The Stars, and co-CEO of the popular website ModernMom.com, Brooke Burke has written a book for those of us who need a reminder that we are not in this alone, and that it’s OK to laugh, cry, scream and occasionally release our inner bitch (Her words! :-> ).
“The Naked Mom” is an easy read that will have you feel like Brooke is one of your closest friends. She begins the book with her experience on Dancing with the Stars, then goes back over her life with such honesty that you wish you could just call her and meet for coffee, or better yet catch-up over some wine.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a book written by girl who has appeared on the covers of Playboy and Shape magazine. However, after flipping through a few pages, I found myself drawn into her story and advice. In the chapter “Not Guilty” she is very honest in sharing her heartbreak of being in a loveless marriage and the guilt of what a divorce might do to her young family. She tells of feeling inadequate as a mom by doing that nasty Mom Comparison that we all need to stop. Brooke writes, guilt “…is a learned response… A choice. Guilt is a predator… Guilt is never satiated. The only way to slay this beast is to starve it.”
There are plenty of light-hearted moments and words of encouragement. Within, and at the ends of, chapters she interjects little “asides” her own “Naked Truth”. One being, “I was honored to grace the cover of Playboy twice… No regrets – it was the right thing for me to do at the time… As for my children finding out, I certainly hope I’ve raised them not to pass judgment on people…”. And no judgment here! This beautiful, talented woman has written an inspiring book for all mothers. Do yourself a favor and pick-up “The Naked Mom – A modern mom’s fearless revelations, savvy advice, and soulful reflections”. (And Brooke, you can pick-up the phone and call me anytime! ;-> )
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(disclosure: I was given a copy of “The Naked Mom” for review. My opinions are truthfully my own.)