Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope: Tina Zahn, Wanda Dyson: Amazon.com: Books. Ok, so I tried to read this book and could not. This is a strong avoid. The author tries to paint Mrs. Zahn in a sympathetic light, but fails.
I’m not going to talk about her life because it is a series of events of which she is not grateful for. Clearly it is unfortunate that she was abused as a child, but at some point you have to be an adult and take responsibility. She comes off as a whiny person, and doesn’t have the intelligence to see that her beliefs are not working for her.
I really believe in not condemning or trying to convert people to my beliefs. I find it very fascinating when people struggle with beliefs that don’t help them. This book attempts to discuss ideas and beliefs that didn’t help the author, it just makes it painfully clear that beliefs are not whatever you want them to be. If you just try to choose your beliefs, you would be hurt by them unless they are grounded in some kind of reality. However if there is no reality, then there is only an increase of suffering that is unnecessary and really sad.
Go ahead and believe whatever you want to be true, but also understand you will suffer unless you question your beliefs and the reasons for those beliefs.