The newly launched book “He Made Me Laugh” by Sheronda L. Barksdale receives a great review and a 5-star rating from the highly acclaimed website, ReadersFavorite.com.The review mentions the books as, “Easy to read, with a plot that many women can relate to, Octavia’s story should be read by all those who have experienced a life threatening illness, as well as by their friends and family.” Reader’s Favorite also says,“Without being preachy, [Sheronda] touches a chord that helps us understand Octavia and her plight, and there are many women like her out there.”
The story of the books revolves around a woman named Octavia Snow, 33, a single woman who is highly ambitious and hopes to establish her career as a news reporter. Her high aspirations and obstinate attitude often leads to losing some of the most important people in her life. The story takes an unfortunate turn and she gets diagnosed with stage-2 breast cancer which ultimately leads her to losing her job. Life turns upside down for Octavia as she faces the reality and unfolds a completely new aspect of life.
As the story moves, she is left with two choices: to be open to the love of the people around her, or remain headlong and go through circumstances alone. The book is an intriguing story of ambitions, love and emotions which will be relatable to many people, especiallywomen. The story will make the readers laugh, cry, experience hope and question the awareness of our existence.
In the end, it teaches the importance of love and relationships in life, and how throwing them away is not always worth it for a relentless pursuit.
This story brings very much needed attention to Breast Cancer Awareness,as Breastcancer.org reports that 1 in every 8 women is likely to develop breast cancer in her life. In such scenario, it becomes important for women to examine their body regularly or get regular health checkups.The author also aims to donate 10% of all the proceeds she’ll receive from He Made Me Laugh to Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Roswell, GA.
About Author – Sheronda L. Barksdale is a Vision Specialist, life empowerment coach, speaker, author and entrepreneur. Apart from this, she is also a stay-at-home-mom of her 2-year-old son. She has changed the life of many people with her motivational services on stress management, time management, relationship coaching, spiritual and personal growth for individuals and families. Sheronda’s aim is to inspire and make a difference in the lives of people who use her services.