Andrea’s book Ride is valuable on many levels. It was easy to read, hard to put down even! I experienced it as engaging, stimulating and powerfully real. It offered me wonderful insight into Andrea’s healing journey and a sense of awe at how much she traversed and explored. The clarity and depth of sharing in Ride expanded my ability to bring more trust and acceptance in my own life around things I question and cannot control. Ride also gifted me more compassionate understanding of the different and extreme realities life can face each of us with.
I have also found Ride to be a valuable resource to offer some of my counselling clients whom might be struggling with loss and repressed grief and as a bridge to help them to open and talk about more spiritual aspects in their process.
Thank you Andrea for this gift.
Wow what a read. My admiration for Andrea is huge. Ride is a must read for anyone who has lost someone by suicide. Andrea’s ability to put her ride on paper, the personal heartache, truthfulness, strength, reality and connection is astonishing. I believe Ride will help many people and am thankful Andrea has not only written but shared and for that I am truly grateful.
Andrea couldn’t have picked a better title for her book, for it certainly takes you on a ride! This book makes you emotional, it makes you think, and also challenges you at times to be open minded. It is a compelling insight into Andreas world after losing her son, and I have no doubt it will help others. Easy to read and difficult to forget.
I purchased this book today from Andrea. I wish I wasn’t so tired as I am 3/4 through and I really don’t want to stop reading this tonight. It’s everything and more for anyone who has been affected by suicide. Andrea’s writing is real and raw and honest and I have been deeply touched that she has the courage to share her experience with the world. Bless you Andrea thank you.
I highly recommend reading Ride. Andrea’s words will resonate with everyone. She shows us why we need to stay connected to nature and nurture ourselves, to stay open and to trust. Ride will make you laugh and cry as Andrea takes us on her journey and how she found inner strength and courage to navigate life after the passing of her beautiful son Dylan. A very strong and emotional ride this book took me on. Ride demonstrates that we don’t have to stay stuck with grief, and with Trust and Acceptance we can find happiness in our own lives, as difficult as the ride is after suicide .I admire Andrea’s strength and joy for life. This book will give great hope and strength to anyone who has lost someone close. And it raises great questions as to why our young men are choosing their own departure with suicide. A topic which is still not getting enough exposure.
Wow, what a powerful, thought-provoking read. Andrea writes with such honesty and heart, I found it difficult to put the book down. Even as someone who has not been touched by the loss of a close relative or friend to suicide, I gained so much from Andrea’s story. Andrea’s reflections on the social environment and challenges faced by youth growing up in today’s society are important insights, and as a mother to two young children, I have a new appreciation of the individual and systemic issues we must tackle. Highly recommend you give Ride a read.