Anja Snellman
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333 pages

Surrendering: A Life Story


A life story needs to be rewritten when the author realizes the surprising reason for a lifetime of experiences: shyness, sensitivity, sensory overload, a feeling of always being an outsider. She revisits her childhood, the friendships and loves of her youth, and her motherhood and marriages.

Snellman gives a face to the experience of the highly sensitive person. It is never too late to discover the elephant in the room—nor the hummingbird, centaur, or cachalot.


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English (New Terrain Press)


Reading materials

Finnish edition


Praise for the work

Surrendering is an invigorating, healing book.” — Etelä-Suomen Sanomat

“The subject may expose Anja Snellman to an even wider readership, who will enjoy this beautifully written book that is expressive but to the point.” — Hämeen Sanomat

“Snellman writes masterfully, as always. Interspersed between the chapters of the book, ‘The Dark One’, a poem by Eino Leino, works beautifully.” — Ilta-Sanomat