Wildly Witch Review: Fiona Horne's Naked Witch

Rockpool Publishing

I've been a big fan of Fiona Horne, both as an individual and a Witch, for decades. She's always presented herself as an adventurer, and someone who truly embraces life. When I discovered she was writing an autobiography, I was eagerly anticipating its release. Upon reading, I must say, I was not disappointed.

If you're expecting a "feel good" book about magic, you may find yourself in for a shock. This is a raw, emotional roller-coaster ride. Fiona's willingness to share the good, the bad, and the ugly truly embodies the term "naked." She doesn't sugar-coat her life, and she doesn't leave anything out. She opens it up, and reveals her struggles with addiction, with relationships, and with herself.

I admit to having been a little put off  at first, by the name-dropping of so many famous people. After awhile, I came to realize that she was simply sharing her experiences, and these are the people who influenced her, both in beneficial and detrimental ways.

Her experiences are so incredibly human, from her need to fit in with a group, to her grappling with the results of her past, she has at least one story that will resonate with each reader. Her writing style is confessional, and it gives the reader a feeling of sitting by the fire, listening to a friend tell her life story in an intimate, empathic way. You feel what she is feeling in the moment of each experience.

Her dauntlessness is remarkable. Her strength is inspirational. Her adventurous spirit is incredible. She is magic, and she is beautiful- inside and out.

I'm giving this one Five Broomsticks.

For an added bonus, go check out Fiona's website. You can listen to her musings and music there.

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