Radical Love is written by actor Zachary Levi. You may recognize him from the hit TV show Chuck. Levi shares his own personal struggles with mental health and how he came to find joy, gratitude, and purpose through his difficult journey. Levi details it all, from the moment he hit rock bottom, to his journey checking into a facility, to uncovering generational family traumas, and more.
Taking care of your mind should be no more embarrassing than taking care of your teeth. We all need to be proactive—to brush and floss, our minds to root out the lies we tell ourselves and the bad programming that drives so much of our behavior. We don’t. We do the opposite. We pretend and project out to the world that “I’m great!” and “We’re great!” and “Everything’s fine!” But it’s not always fine, and because we refuse to admit that, we do nothing, and all of a sudden what started out as a little cavity is now in need of a root canal.radical love, zachary levi.
I was deeply inspired by Radical Love. Levi shared his emotional journey and struggles with mental health in such an authentic way. There was a part in this book where Levi details his inner conflict for seeking help, in fears that it would get out into the media and paint him in a negative light. After reading this book, you can see how far Levi’s come in dismantling the stigma behind mental health. As the reader, I felt an immediate connection because of how honest and vulnerable he was from the start.
In telling my story, my deepest desire is to encourage you to tell your own. Then, perhaps, we can finally learn to radically love, radically accept, and radically forgive ourselves and each other, at last.radical love, zachary levi.
I highly recommend Radical Love. Whether you’re a fan of Levi’s, a fan on memoirs, or you’re on your own personal mental health journey, I believe Levi’s words will resonate and inspire you. Radical Love encourages us to talk to someone and to understand that this journey is all about loving yourself and one another. Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Horizon for this advanced reading copy (eARC) in exchange for my honest review. Radical Love will be released on June 28, 2022. Order your copy on Amazon today! For more book reviews, visit my tag here.
Radical Love by Zachary Levi