Laying Down My Burdens

Laying Down My Burdens

a memoir: A Journey from Abuse to Self-Discovery

by Brenda Thomas (Author)

A gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author’s struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Thomas overcomes a number of obstacles to become an independent, successful woman.

Since self-publishing Threesome in 2001, Thomas’ literary skills and unique perspective have caught the attention of major media outlets. Whether it’s TV or print, she isn’t one to shy away from giving her opinion. After working as a personal assistant to an NBA athlete, Thomas became an expert on their culture, later appearing on CNN, NBC’s Dateline and Entertainment Tonight, to name a few. Since then she has penned three best-selling novels: Fourplay, The Velvet Rope and Every Woman’s Got a Secret, as well as two anthologies, Four Degrees of Heat, and Kiss The Year Goodbye.

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Brenda L. Thomas


Brenda L Thomas
Brenda L Thomas

Brenda L. Thomas is the bestselling author of Threesome, Fourplay, The Velvet Rope, Every Woman’s Got a Secret, Woman On Top, Secret Service and the deeply moving memoir of her 15-year struggle with domestic violence and drug addiction, Laying Down My Burdens. A sought-after and compelling speaker, she’s appeared on such shows as CNN, ESPN, Dateline and Entertainment Tonight. A native of Philadelphia, Brenda is currently serving as Executive Producer of the movie adaptation of Laying Down My Burdens.

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