Bea, I finished your book weeks ago, but neglected to take the time to send you a note. I so enjoyed the opportunity to peek inside your exceptional journey! We shared an era of opportunities for women in STEM and I could frequently identify with the opportunities you experienced. I was particularly appreciative of the candor and depth of your sharing. Self reflection and being cognizant of choices are clearly articles through your life experiences. Thank you for giving so intensely of yourself.
“A lot of people will be able to identify with Bea and her story. I was really attracted to the artwork on the book cover. It reminded me of myself. As a little girl I did not know if I could achieve anything.’ I appreciate you telling your story because a lot of women of color will identify with it. There are more women with this story who did not go straight through college. You want to quit a lot. I thank you for writing this book.”
This very honest and personal account is such a testament to the human spirit to not only get knocked down and get back up, but to thrive and boldly find your voice. Deferred Genius is a refreshing, gut wrenching at times, but ultimately spiritual and delightful reading experience that leaves us cheering for the author and wanting to find our own inner genius in the end. Well written and poignant. Thanks for sharing your story, Mom in Love.
I very much enjoyed your book, "Deferred Genius". In many ways your book reminded me of my growth from childhood to now being a grandmother which is a true blessing. Your book is candid and very appealing in many aspects, especially overcoming self-doubt and limitations on yourself. I will share the book with my granddaughters, I pray they will be their 'best selves'. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, t.he evidence of things not seen..." Hebrews 11:1
“Bea, your story has a lot of causative messages. I realize it will fit with what is going on now in our country. It will resonate with so many people trying to get back into the workforce after the pandemic. Your positive messages will appeal to a lot of women of color.”
“Deferred Genius will be a blessing to a lot of young women. The way that you tell your story…you persevered. Young women can benefit from this memoir. When you persevere, you can make it work for you whatever your life's circumstances.”
Bea, I enjoyed the book very much and hope to attend your future ones. Thank you.