The title of the book got my attention for its originality. Besides, the author has twins and I like to hear what other twin mamas got to say. I was not expecting what this book has to offer. Raw and true human nature. Reality. I have been reading memoirs lately, but this one is by far exceptional. Katja Berg, the author, poured her heart out and was not hiding details.
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A Rubber Face with a Stripper’s Name
Author: Katja Berg
Format: Kindle Version
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0995623759
Publisher: Katja Berg (October 3, 2017)
The book is written in chronological order, from her childhood until she found herself. She takes us on quite a journey, from growing up in Denmark to her teen years to a single woman starting her own business to falling in love, having twins, to being heartbroken – twice – until she found herself and her path.
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The different topics touched on the book, love, relationships, motherhood, business, bureaucrat system, social stereotypes, and friendships, make this book a page-turner. As a mother of twins, I appreciate her honesty of what is it like raising them. Also, the struggles a single parent faces not only to provide to her family but with society.
This is the reality you’ll just have to deal with, as a single mum: not being able to fit in, and not because you’re not an awesome girlfriend with great kids, but simply because you’re working yourself to the bone, and then some, for those kids. You don’t get included because there’s only one of you, and for many friends, that isn’t convenient. It sucks, but it is what it is, I suppose. To this day, I still haven’t been invited on any holidays with friends who have partners. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but at this point, I’m too seasoned to think so. ~ Katja Berg
I love that she keeps it real and uses her own language, not toning it down (maybe a little). After having to put herself back together from heartbreaks, she remains true to herself and found her tribe. People that value her and see her past her troubles. This is a great message, never change a bit to fit in. As a mother, she is a mama bear. I value her courage to do everything in order to keep her kids safe and happy.
To tell the truth, this book is not the traditional inspirational story. Indeed it is, but it showcases the struggles. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture where everything is fine and stress-free. She shows her struggles and fears, displays her vulnerability. Making her human and relatable. As a woman, I can assure you, you will relate to her life in some way.
The book is easy to read and you will not want to put it down. You will find yourself cheering for her and asking the same questions “why?”, saying “No!” and bursting into laughs.
I would recommend this book to women and men, parents or singles alike. The message is universal, never give up.
About the Author
Katja Berg is a Danish entrepreneur, author, and single mother. She was born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen and moved to London at the age of 18. Now, she lives In Richmond upon Thames in South West London with her twins.
Owner of two successful businesses, one as a floral designer for fashion legends such as Vivienne Westwood and wedding venues such as Kew Gardens as well as boutique hotels in Surrey and central London.
Her other business is a styling company called Bergdorf & Green focusing on venues, caterers, wedding dress makers and many more in the wedding industry.
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Through her writing, Katja hopes to inspire and connect with other women who have been through, or are going through, similar experiences.
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