Liar by Rob Roberge is eye-opening and inspiring. This memoir has perhaps allowed me to better understand my own father who, being a drug addict/alcoholic and probably partaking in half of the stories Roberge details in the memoir on his own, has their own list of issues and disturbances.
Roberge describes every detail, one year to the next and then back again, making the reader feel as if it is their mind is turning into scrambled eggs. The way the memoir is written is probably my favorite. You are the one in each scene; feeling Roberge's excitement- it is your excitement. Feeling his sadness, suicidal thoughts, or even his mania- it is your sadness, suicidal thoughts, YOUR mania.
Liar is so put together that you wonder if this author is really the man that he portrays in the book; but then again, even the most manic person just needs to concentrate on their thoughts and would be able to write it all down and print it for the world. That's exactly what Rob Roberge did.
This book will make you look at your own life and ask yourself who you are, and what the world would sound like without you in it...
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
If we knew we would lose our memories, which ones would we try and preserve? Rob Roberge's memoir Liar is his answer to these questions. This book is not just about saving all his memories; it is about selectively presenting the memories that document his challenges with mental illness and addiction. Told in the third person, the book builds a picture of life from short dated snapshots of events and thoughts.
Read my complete review at: Memories From Books - Liar
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