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Thursday, October 18, 2012

{Book Review} Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo

A Review of "Crochet Saved My Life" by Kathryn Vercillo

When Kathryn finally released her book Crochet Saved My Life I was beyond thrilled. I've been waiting for the release of this book for quite sometime. In fact, I almost shared my story but ended up chickening out. 

Now, that I've read the many stories both within her book and throughout the web I am not so scared. I'll share a little bit of my story in tomorrow's post. Today, I want to talk about Kathryn's book.

I bought the Kindle edition and started reading it right away. I loved reading her account of how she healed from depression and how crochet had a part in that. There is something about someone sharing something so deep that touches the reader and touched me, she did.

Throughout the book you will find story after story of women who have battled diseases, both physical and mental as well as abuse and somehow, a hook and a ball of yarn was the light at the end of the suffering.

Kathryn is a great writer and did some thorough research on the Science behind healing using the arts such as crochet, painting, knitting, sewing etc. However, the real "Science" as far as I'm concerned is in the personal accountants of each of the 12 (I originally stated 12 women but there are actually 23 women who shared their stories) 23 women who stood up tall and shared their stories with all of us.

You will reap the benefits of Kathryn's hard work in researching these studies. You'll find links to all of the resources she used as well as a list of recommended reading.

I purchased the Soft Cover as well as I was curious as how a self published book looked using Create Space by Amazon.com. It's great by the way. There are a few typo's but don't let that stop you from reading it. (Funny how I can pick out typo's in other peoples' works but miss many in my own.)

Enter to win a Copy of Kathryn's book: Closed - Winner Kimberly K.
Crochet Save My Life

Kathyn Vercillo is the author of Crochet Saved My Life. She is also known as CrochetBlogger online. She blogs at Crochet Concupiscence and lives happily with her hook and yarn in San Franciso, California. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the terrific review Sara. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the book. It would have been wonderful if you'd shared your story but I think each of us is always in a different stage of our healing journey and it may just not have been the right time for you to share yours. I continue providing a safe space for people to share their stories on my blog and in my Crochet Saved My Life Ravelry group for people when they become ready to do so ...

    I'm glad you mentioned the typos because I know people are seeing them and only person has bothered to mention it so far. It's true that there are a few typos ... including one super embarassing one where it is supposed to say "public" and the l is missing! Oops. I've never been one to mind typos myself but I do plan to eventually publish a second edition of the book in which those will be weeded out.

    Wanted to note that there are actually 23 women's stories in the book - not 12. No big deal except that each woman's story is so important to me that I want to make sure they all get attention! :)


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