Written from a life lived on the edge of society, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, by author Tsara Shelton, offers an insightful and powerfully uplifting collection of ideas and stories. She shares writings on a range of subjects spanning several stages of her life with topics including women’s issues, marriage, prejudice, abuse, mixed-race relationships, equality, culture, and more.
Shelton—a mother of four—opens up about the difficult elements in her past, but offers a positive, realistic perspective on those events and more. As the oldest of eight children, she discusses in detail her childhood in Toronto, Ontario, and how she learned to live thanks to her brothers and her mother—all on the autism spectrum. Shelton reveals how she dealt with being a pregnant teenager and how her beliefs help guide her parenting.
As Shelton progresses through life’s stages of growing up, she shares the importance and validity of each stage, always with an eye for answers and an infectious joy in the never ending journey that is growing up.
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I rarely enjoy short stories or blog post style writing because there just isn't enough time to dive into the characters or relationships, and so this book surprised me. The author was able, in every story, to pull me in and encourage me to feel. And as the subtitle promises, the stories grew up. What was pleasant for me as a reader is that I did too.