The debut book by Bathsheba Smithen invites readers along as she, at the age of 25, confronts the harsh realities of her existence-the product of adultery between her mother and a married pastor; growing up as one of twelve children; and being molested in early adolescence. Who Cares What You Think...So What You Think? is an urban, creative memoir that concerns the emotional struggles of a young woman who finds it difficult to embrace her identity in the midst of an often judgmental society. The book serves as a journey through the author's mind, revealing the natural tendency of human beings to develop coping mechanisms-sometimes seemingly opposite ones-to deal with personal issues and societal pressures. Often we desire to be unique, but that feeling is overturned by conflicting emotions and the need to be accepted.
: Who Cares What You Think. . . So What You Think? a Journey Through the Mind