"This is a story of love. It’s not though a story of a love in a singular form. It’s Wendy’s journey of discovering love in ALL it’s life changing forms.
It is also a story of risk. Of going out to the sharp edges and sometimes just about tipping over.
I am truly honoured and proud to be mentioned in the acknowledgement, though in all honesty I did incredibly little. I have read these pages many times, however, each time it’s a complete page turner. Once I had the actual, and very beautiful book, in my hands I was determined to save it until I was less busy and had some space to properly indulge. Forget that, I read it immediately, with hunger; it was new and fresh to me.
Each time I read it I reach another level of not just understanding Wendy’s discovery of life and how to live to fully; I know that I’m looking at my own. Wendy’s unlimited curiosity is infectious and through sharing her own story with often shocking honesty, I am able to learn new ways to, not only, From Vegas to the Pearly Gates: A gritty, true life account of love at its best and absolute worst.question my own existence and what I do with it but much more… ultimately, how I am able to ‘rinse every last drop out of it’ while at the same time ‘be’ how I want to be around others and the world around me. This is a book of big questions and an answer.
No matter how well I know some of the chapters, I confess I have my favourites. There are times when I am yelling “NOOOOOO Wendy, don’t do it!!!!” and times when I am laughing out loud. All of this is tantamount to her unending strength, courage and bravery, with a little bit of recklessness sprinkled over the top and her humour oozing everywhere.
It’s an engaging page turner and also a book to pick up, open a page at random and sink into a paragraph for inspiration on days when some support is welcome."