Having read some reviews of the audio version of this book that were displeased with the pace/tone of delivery, I decided to buy the paperback version, and I am so glad I did.
Talk about a nuanced, integrated, compassionate expose on the world of emotions, the instability that unresolved trauma creates, and the whole-person approach needed to not just 'bounce back' but actually come through our nightmarish experiences as more fully initiated human beings. I actually found it to be a work of emotional genius, in the truest sense of the word. I needed to be able to flip between chapters, and to let sentences sink in, one at a time. I felt like Karla was, yes, literally putting language to the world of emotions. A world that, to me at least, is both terrifying terrain and healing water on this un-mapped journey of being a sensitive, empathic being in this world that needs so much healing.