Bonnie Bodacious: From the Courtroom to the Cabaret, an Ecdysiast's Journey (Hardcover)
Are you feeling miscast in your life? Are you afraid to break out of the box and go off script?
Shannon Alexander's Bonnie Bodacious will inspire and empower you to claim yourself and live out loud
In this powerful and poignant memoir, Shannon shares her journey of rediscovering herself and finding joy and adventure again after her mother's diagnosis of early-onset dementia. She urges everyone in the "squeeze" years between raising children and caring for aging parents to return to their own dreams and strip down to their true selves. With urgency and inspiration, Shannon shares how she reoccupied her body, thereby claiming herself and all the power and promise she'd buried decades earlier.
In the spirit of Glennon Doyle's Untamed, Bonnie Bodacious is a call to action for all to embrace their unique paths and live out their dreams, whether or not they make sense to others. Confronting her mother's diagnosis, and the potential implications for her own future, Shannon reoriented her life around the things that made her heart sing, and stopped listening to the shame inside her head, which kept her chained to the grind.
Gradually, but with the occasional giddiness of epiphany, she found ways to maintain her responsibilities, while releasing her heart to soar. At first it was scary to step back from being a family law litigator, but ultimately that career path did not fulfill her long-term purpose to embody joy and pleasure and art. Shannon's journey included nudist vacations with her husband, rediscovering the joy of moving her body in a surprisingly supportive boot camp, and becoming the titular burlesque dancer, Bonnie Bodacious, "Atlanta's own buxom, brazen, bisexual, burlesque badass."
Bonnie Bodacious is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration or motivation, and her memoir is a reminder that it's never too late to reclaim yourself and live bodaciously