Burke narrates this journey to healing so that each chapter—although they do build upon each other—can stand alone as its own meditation on a subject or an emotion or a focal moment...The result is that her voice as an activist now, post-Me Too, sounds no more or less fierce than any of her other voices, and it is clear that she holds each of these multitudes, these truths, within her still ... Since hers is an emotional journey, the events are not always recalled chronologically; healing requires practice and will not always be linear. She is, thus, a master of pacing ... the emotional present of each moment wells from the page ... She is grateful and proud and loving and celebratory and funny. She speaks deep wisdom plainly and easily. She doesn’t mince words or try to make excuses ... Burke’s honesty reinforces #metoo as the work of a movement, not just a moment.
... a must read ... Tarana’s writing is raw and brutally honest, and she does not sugarcoat anything ... According to the publisher, Unbound 'is the story of an inimitable woman’s inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power and of the leader we all have inside ourselves.' I couldn’t have said it better myself.
[An] unflinching, open-hearted, beautifully told account of becoming one of the most consequential activists in America ... In spite of her trauma, Burke writes with humor and gratitude about her experiences. She delves into the rich history of her family ... Unbound is not just a thoroughly engrossing read. It’s also an important book that helps us understand the woman who has been so influential as our country struggles to acknowledge women’s trauma.