Ruth Clare learnt from a young age how to be a warrior. She protected her mum, stood up to her dad and defied authority in the face of injustice. But when the same fierceness that helped her survive the violence of her childhood threatened to hurt her relationship with her children, she knew she needed to confront the family secrets she had been guarding for so long.
Vulnerable, funny and wise, this unforgettable story shines a light on the heartbreaking impact of military service on veterans and the unrecognized price families can pay when a parent returns home from war.
For fans of Educated by Tara Westover and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
“Resembling a novel in its sensory detail and riveting narrative.” Australian Book Review
“Powerful and heart-rending memoir, told with grace and empathy.” Kate Forsyth
"Brilliantly moving" Annabel Crabb
“Stories such as Clare’s must be read.” Books + Publishing
Worthy As You Are is an antitode to the lack of self-worth behind self-sabotaging behaviours. Part reassuring hug, part practical guide, it dismantles the lie of not enough and shows you how to embrace a new, life-altering truth: that you are worthy, and always have been, just as you are. This is a book every woman needs to read.
Ruth Clare is an award-winning author, TEDx and motivational keynote speaker, professional actor, qualified scientist and authenticity, resilience and change expert who learned by necessity, first to survive, then to thrive. Ruth weaves research and hard-won lessons with powerful, relatable stories from her lived experience overcoming adversity, to help others find the courage to own the stories that are holding them back so they can rewrite their lives. With a rare knack for distilling the neuroscience and psychology of human behaviour into simple ideas and practical strategies, Ruth shows people how to embrace uncertainty, stay hopeful when times are tough and harness their potential for growth and change. Ruth’s TEDx talk, The Pain of Hiding Your True Self, has had over half a million views.