As an experienced counselor, Jan Proett has logged countless hours listening to women describe themselves in the worst possible light. She's also plenty practiced at turning that light on herself. In this bracing and bravely personal book, Proett invites women to face the truth about themselves. And the truth is this: no matter how imperfect, fearful, shameful, and downright bitchy we have been, we can be restored. A life of fear and control can be met by peace and freedom. A heart full of rage can be overwhelmed by kindness. The demands of more can be trumped by gratitude and rest. And the best partevery last ugly, nasty place in our hearts can be made beautiful. Beautywhen we take an honest look at ourselves, that's what we'll find underneath all the stuff we've piled on top. No matter who we think we are or what we've done, there's a beauty inside us, a beauty that defines us, a beauty we've forgotten. Rediscover that beauty and let it tell you who you really are.