Release date: November 2020
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-9162864-7-4
ABOUT: Having been accepted into the Italia Conti drama school, Jess' acting dreams were derailed when, aged 17, her mum became blind and Jess stepped in as her primary carer. Jess now champions the rights of the visually impaired and is an active ambassador for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. She opens up about how she faced and managed major life challenges including supporting her alcoholic father, losing her 13-month-old nephew to meningitis while he was in her care, her mum’s sudden blindness, being betrayed by ex-husband, England rugby international Denny Solomona, and her own mental health issues including
depression and anxiety, and her attempted suicide.
Silver Linings follows 31-year-old Jess through the previous 30 years of her life on a journey of self-discovery, harsh lessons, heart-breaking moments, self-care and transformation. It’s an inspiring, authentic, raw book about following dreams, overcoming challenges and celebrating kindness in many forms.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jess is a regular on the small and big screens, having starred in The Only Way Is Essex (2012), MTV’s Ex on the Beach (series 2 and series 5) and Celebrity Big Brother (2018) among many other shows. She’s a model and an actress – her next film R.I.A. is out later this year – she stars as the lead female role alongside Dean Cain, Kimberly Wyatt and Luke Goss. Jess’ movie debut was as Megan in gritty British crime drama Retribution (2016).
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IMDB: Jess Impiazzi