I have been savoring this quote for a week or so, since reading it on FB. I can't verify that it was truly written or said by Hemingway. I love it nonetheless, and yes, I identify--and I've got the aching wounds to show for it. Ecco:
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

~Ernest Hemingway

Meantime, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer Grady Harp wrote a breathtakingly lovely 5 Star review of BROKEN on Amazon.com. He wrote in part:
Traci L. Slatton takes risks, she knows she takes them, and they turn out in her favor. She is at once a poet, a painter of words, a sculptor of characters what extend beyond the credible so far that they seem intensely real. Reading a Slatton book is not so much a story experience but rather an experience in ways of thinking. It is not so important to understand this bizarre story before reading it because Slatton unveils each strange corner, opens each window into light in a way that can only be called art.
Check it out on BROKEN's Amazon page. I am very grateful to Mr. Harp! Beautiful review of BROKEN