Jennifer Sanasie chatted to Melinda Ferguson on News24 recently about her new book, Crashed: How Trashing a Ferrari Saved My Life.
In 2013 Ferguson took a R3.2 million Ferrari California out on a test drive for the day, celebrating 14 years of sobriety. Minutes before returning it she crashed the luxury vehicle – an event that served as a catalyst for a number of life-changing events.
“Later I realised this crash was almost an inevitable thing, that I needed to take stock of my life and what I’d been doing and where I’d been going in my life, and so the crash, I suppose, is symbolic of just a whole lot of stuff gets crashed and then slowly gets rebuilt again,” Ferguson tells Sanasie. The aftermath was quite traumatic, with a lot of rumours and gossip about the reason for it.
“I had to learn to close my ears,” Ferguson says. “I felt very victimised, I must say, by all of the stuff and unable to engage with it.” However, owning what happened and writing about it gave her a sense of peace and closure with this chapter of her life.
Ferguson also chats about the things that were not right before the crash, how she worked through the post-traumatic stress after the accident and why she decided to write a book about the things that transpired afterwards.
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