Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
Publish date: July 12th 2011
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
I wanted to read this book because I also have life-threatening food allergies, and I wanted to see if the author had any insights or coping strategies that might help me. I was disappointed in the book, though. It was mainly disjointed accounts of various incidents in her life where her allergies ...
This is not my typical kind of read, but it was very good. I loved how Sandra's memoir/life experiences were entwined with others' experiences as well as some of the science behind allergies. I definitely have a much better understanding and incredible empathy now for people with food allergies. I'm...
Wow first of all the author has just as many allergies as I do! I had a milk and cat allergy as a baby and outgrew it when I was in grade school. Many years later my allergies came back worse and a whole boat load of other ones where discovered. This book showed me that I wasn't alone or something...
This memoir is well-written, but I found myself drawn more to the facts than Beasley's personal life. The sections of the book about her own experiences seemed rambling and a little disjointed to me, but Beasley seems like a really interesting person, and her book shares a lot of very useful informa...