Like so many women, Memma Chierici, 47, had devoted her life to family: being a supportive wife and mother, raising four children and helping her husband launch a start-up business.

But Memma had become desperately unhappy amid the growing realisation that she was with a man who did not respect her or treat her as an equal. With her 20-year marriage failing and family members urging her to ‘stand by her man’ no matter what, Memma dug deep, tuning in to her heart and soul to discover what she truly needed to do to be happy.

Memma’s powerful memoir, Out Loud, is the result of that emotional journey: a story that shares her transformation from misunderstood wife to empowered independent woman, author and single working mother. Out Loud is a must-read for women of all ages, especially those navigating a painful divorce or separation. For Memma, writing her deeply personal memoir was part of the healing process – a way of truthfully searching her feelings and letting go years of pain. But she also hopes her story will resonate with thousands of other women experiencing the turmoil of relationship breakdown.

Memma says: “Everyone knows someone who has experienced marriage breakdown, or maybe they’re going through it themselves. It takes courage to find the strength to leave a relationship that is making you unhappy, because so many other factors can be telling you to stay.”

Memma is passionate about giving women the tools to challenge toxic relationships, find their voice and discover new hope and direction after separation or divorce. Out Loud generates a timely conversation about an issue that affects so many women and could be the best self-help book you ever read.