Author Talya Morgana Stein gives a voice to Crohn’s disease patients and challenges them to love themselves in her reflective new collection of poetry and prose, “The Truth: An Autobiography in Poetry and Prose” (published by iUniverse).
Stein captures the daily challenges of living with Crohn’s disease through evocative poems and essays. She proudly displays her emotions on the page as she details the painful struggles of dealing with her disease as well as the joy she feels in writing.
Stein’s writings echo themes of self-love and self-acceptance. Throughout the text, she contemplates the meaning of truth in her life and seeks to find a greater understanding of herself. She hopes her book will inspire the same reflection in her readers.
“This book is different from other books because it is down-to-the-bone real,” Stein writes. “It is intermixed with prose and poetry which makes for an authentic reading experience.”