I wrote my first book Become the Best You in 2014. It details how I broke free from a dysfunctional past to ensure that my children have a dramatically different upbringing to the one I had.
I began writing in the January when I went on maternity leave with my third baby, and wrote the first draft mainly on my tablet while my little man feasted on boobies in the early hours of the morning. The book started to properly take shape over the Summer, and after blood, sweat, tears, anguish, more tears and undergoing two professional edits, it was published at the end of the year.
Become the Best You currently has 40 five star reviews, here’s what a Top 500 Amazon reviewer had to say about the book
“I received this book for free from the publisher in return for a review. The following is my honest opinion on this book:
Many people have a happy, well-adjusted upbringing. But plenty of us have had a dysfunctional childhood, a past that haunts us and causes us to create a repeating pattern of negative behaviour. If you feel like you’ve been stuck in this pattern of self-destructive behaviour, feel you are repeating the mistakes of your parents or just want to be able to let go of the past then this book is for you.
This book is an easy read and at 104 pages it won’t take long but the advice given will inspire anyone to motivate themselves to change. I’ve picked up many self-help books in the past and a lot of what I’ve read in this book I have already read in others, but what makes Renee Davis’ book unique is that she herself has had a dysfunctional past. The whole book isn’t written from the perspective of a therapist or trained professional who knows what to advise but hasn’t experienced it, no, Renee Davis is just a normal person who has gone through the process of breaking from her dysfunctional past and now she advises us how to do it too.
Renee is very open about her past and her own dysfunctional and destructive young adulthood. It is because of this openness that the book is really readable and relatable. While you may not have gone through the exact same things as Renee you really feel as if a friend is helping you deal with everything rather than a tone of being told what to do, which many other self-help books can be like.
Each chapter of the book starts with an inspiring quote to get you motivated.”