In Baked in Pain, Amanda takes readers through the emotional roller-coaster, which was her life growing up in apartheid South Africa. A product of abandonment and rejection, she goes very deep in narrating the abuse she suffered as a child and the negative scripts that were fed to her over the years. She further explores, supported with research the way these messages can be internalised and become the truth. She flips the lid on what is expected of victims of abuse and challenges the notion of “once abused always abused” as she reflects on her own life as a mother, wife and an internationally celebrated businesswoman.
What would happen when Amanda finally summonses the courage to break free from her old life, in search of a relationship with her mother and a brighter future? Would she find what she’s looking for? Amanda’s candid recollections bare her soul, the deep faith and courage that carried her from her earliest days as a young child to her current life. It is an applaudable universal story.
In a time where all forms of abuse remain rife, this book provides incredible inspiration and lessons that will motivate the reader to use their traumatic past as the fuel they need to soar and live a life filled with purpose and to be of service to others.