Shame is a sickness that festers in the soul. When left in isolation, it runs rampant—attacking our spirit, reshaping our identity, and dismantling us to our very core. We’ve been pressured by society to present only our best attributes, but weaknesses, guilt, and pain simply don’t go away when ignored.
In Shame: An Unconventional Memoir, Josh Roggie doesn’t just reveal the guilt, disappointment, and embarrassment that has been present in his life—he seeks to overcome it through wit and abundant oversharing.
From being born into a puritanical household, to dealing with bullying throughout school and heavy doses of anxiety, he reveals the foundation that would define his longest-lasting pains. By including stories on infertility, ever-evolving theology, and even masturbation, he makes it clear that no topic is off-limits.
Shame is for anyone who has wondered what it would feel like to be known, despite all the things that they’ve done or that have been done to them. It’s time to realize true freedom by bringing shame to the light, where it will wither and die.