Croatian mega pop-star, who left her homeland at the peak of her fame, has published a new book titled “(un)Broken”. Through a unique memoir-style book that combines poetry, music, diary excerpts, photography and a lot of white space, the author reveals how her father’s music guided her through difficult periods of her life. The book is available in English and Croatian languages.
Hoboken, NJ, January 7, 2021 – As many are struggling with processing the losses and challenges of 2020, Nashville based author and music artist Tatiana ‘Tajci’ Cameron offers a reflection on emotional pain, fear of appearing broken, and healing through creativity and therapy.
Originally from Croatia, Tatiana ‘Tajci’ Cameron (née Matejas) immigrated to the US in 1992 in an effort to shed her own unprocessed emotions and start over – shortly after her famed Eurovision Song Contest performance launched her into an intense mega-stardom. Running away from pain, she eventually found herself cornered by depression and anxiety, unable to deal with the death of her father, who was her earliest musical influence and inspiration.
‘‘’(un)Broken: the Songs My Father Taught Me’ is a memoir-style book and album about the journey from emotional pain and sadness to healing and freedom. In that book, I told an important segment from my life through poetry, diary entries, music and photographs,” Tajči explains.
She hopes that the book and companion CD will help readers to feel less alone in their grief, shame and sense of brokenness, especially as COVID19 pandemic has made so many miss their families, friends, and loved ones who passed away.
(un)Broken offers a creative process as a pathway to healing. “This book began in 2008, but I abandoned it then, and picked it up eight years later. Every sentence, every word is intentional. We designed the pages with a lot of white space to invite the reader to fill it in with their own reflections, memories and thoughts,” says Tajci, whose son Dante Cameron (junior at Savannah College of Art and Design) designed and illustrated the book cover.
Dr. Jamie Marich, clinical trauma specialist, author of “Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery,” expressive artist and founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness was one of the first people who previewed the book: “I am overjoyed that Tajci is sharing the fruits of her transformative journey in this multi-media feast of expressive arts!”
Jasna Karačić, PhD, psychotherapist and Head of Patients’ Rights Unit of UNESCO Chair in evidence-based medicine, also points out: “In (Un)Broken, Tajci presents a mechanism necessary for connecting one’s soul and body, accepting oneself, therefore even one’s shortcomings and weaknesses through the emotional, cognitive and physiological systems of an individual, taking into account a social and spiritual dimension that has no sense of guilt.‘‘
(un)Broken is available on Amazon.com in paperback, hardcover and ebook, and on Audible.com. The Croatian release (ne)Slomljena is available in hardcover in Croatia Records and Hocu knjigu stores, as well as their online stores.
(ne)Slomljena is also available on Book&Zvook.com – an App that first brought the audiobook experience to Croatian language audience.