5+++ stars (I wish I could give it 10!)
This is the first book of poetry that literally left me speechless.
This is the first book of poetry that I highlighted the most powerful pages to me.
This is the first book of poetry that I felt in every single part of me.
This is the first book of poetry that I didn’t close after finishing, but flipped right back to the first page and read the entire thing through for a second time all in one sitting… followed up by the re-reading of my highlights for a third and even fourth time.
I’m stunned. I’ll be ordering a hardback as soon as I’m finished writing this review, just to have a copy that I can hold in my hands. If you’re yet to read this, then do yourself a favor and STOP PUTTING IT OFF, there’s a reason it shot up the charts and has stayed there.
#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.