Stories Worth Sharing
Author Jenn Sadai
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This story follows me on a journey from a drug addicted thief who hit rock bottom to a confident and capable marathon runner. It is filled with intense drama, troubled romance, and all of my dirty little secrets.
I've been writing this story in my head for the last ten years. I've replayed different details of the first twenty-four years of my life over and over again in search of greater meaning. Everything I endured built the woman I am now, so I have no shame or regret for past errors in judgment. This book captures the good and bad of that journey in the hope of inspiring other woman to find strength in adversity.
The reason I refer to my story as "Extraordinary, Ordinary" is because although my tale of survival may have been extraordinary, but being trapped in an abusive relationship is far too ordinary. Statistics say that 1 in 4 women have been in an abusive relationship. Women today have more power and rights than ever before, yet domestic abuse is still common behind closed doors.
Too many suffer in silence. That's why I broke mine.
Sneak peeks into Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman
"A positive attitude will actually bring positive results... eventually. The trick is maintaining your cheery outlook even when your world is crumbling around you, which is almost as easy and as life-altering as finishing a marathon. I finished my first full marathon in 2010, but when the building blocks of my world came crashing down around me, I laid down in the rubble and buried my face in the debris praying that it would suffocate me."
"Ten years ago I was a drug addicted, chain-smoking thief who willingly stayed in a physically, emotionally and mentally abusive relationship for several years longer than I should. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to survive all of life's major tragedies despite the lack of effort on my part. I allowed control over my own life to be stolen from me without ever fighting to get it back and as a result, I came close to dying three times within the same year. Until I decided to share this story, no one in my life ever really knew how close I came to my final goodbye."
Every company has dirty secrets. Businesses are run by people and people are not perfect. Over the course of my crooked career, I've witnessed corporate corruption, inter-office affairs, sexual harassment, theft, bullying, and manipulation, and that's just in a small city in Canada. Imagine how many unethical decisions and scandalous secrets are hiding in the office buildings where you live.
"Dirty Secrets of the World's Worst Employee is the story of the author's journey back to herself. Jenn Sadai tells us that she already knew she wanted to be a writer when she was a young girl but, as so often happens, distractions and self-doubt kept her from that goal for many years. Throughout her winding (and entertaining) career path she learned valuable lessons, met some unbelievable people, rediscovered her passion for writing and most importantly, her confidence. In the end, she turned those experiences into the inspiration for this very book, which is at once humble, grateful, funny and clever. It is for anyone who has felt like they were alone and unsupported in the world and a beautiful reminder that things can and do get so much better."
"Dirty Secrets is a unique look into the authors professional life. While there are many hilarious events that take place, this book touches on a very real subject; workplace bullying and harassment. I LOVE the books coming from this author. She is very real with her stories and they make you feel like it's okay not to be perfect. A must read!!!"
I know what it feels like to hate your body. I’ve cried over my reflection too many times to count. I’m tired of watching my self-esteem sink whenever the number on the scale starts to rise. I’ve spent the majority of my life battling my weight and it’s time for me to win this war!
Developing a body that didn’t make me cry was the intention behind writing this story, although it blossomed into something greater than I ever imagined. Instead of figuring out how to create and maintain a body that resembles the flawless images I so desperately wanted to imitate, I taught myself how to love my existing body, flaws and all.
This story dissects society’s views on what constitutes a beautiful body, as well as the pressures women face to look and behave a certain way. Too much emphasis is placed on our appearance rather than our attitude, abilities and accomplishments. Investigating my insecurities gave me a chance to separate my self-esteem from the scale and realize my true value in this world. I’ve never felt more confident and capable. I pray it does the same for you.
Author Jenn Sadai
Jenn Sadai’s goal as an author is to use her talents and life experiences to inspire anyone struggling through similar challenges. Her first book, Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman, was released in February of 2014 and delves into the dark consequences of domestic violence, drug use and depression. The personal side of Jenn’s story is a raw and honest account of how her life came crumbling down and the journey she took to put the pieces back together.
Her second book, Dirty Secrets of the World’s Worst Employee, follows Jenn’s crooked career path and the obstacles she faced before discovering her true calling. Her professional journey addresses critical issues such as gender equality, sexual harassment and workplace bullying. Cottage Cheese Thighs is Jenn’s third book in her self-proclaimed “Self-esteem Series.” It tackles the sensitive relationship between our weight and the way we view ourselves.
Jenn Sadai is a proud Canadian, born in Windsor, Ontario, where she resides with her heroic husband, fantastic stepchildren, and two lovable labs. She lives life in the moment and is always willing to try something new.
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