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review 2016-03-13 22:25
Sex, Lies, Drugs, and Rock&Roll
Liar: A Memoir - Rob Roberge

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.

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review 2015-11-13 00:00
Back from the Edge
Back from the Edge - K.C. Wells,Meredith Russell

Sorry, not for me.

I really wanted to like this. Two lonely men with their own crosses to bear, finding each other unexpectedly, and needing each other desperately? It's heartwarming. Except for the part where MY heart wasn't touched. What it came down to was probably my inability to connect with Philipp. He's 42 and completely lost. I should have felt for him, but I couldn't really grasp him. His story is heartbreaking, no doubt about it, and maybe I would have felt more for him if I didn't constantly picture a young boy. But then the story wouldn't have worked at all, because there were two older men putting their lifes back together, or at least trying to. So, no, no May-September.

All in all, it wasn't a bad story, maybe a little over the top at times , trying a little too hard here and there, but overall the writing was solid. Like I said, it just didn't click for me and the shortness didn't exactly help. So, I'm sorry to give it only two stars, but my personal reading experience just didn't warrant anything else.

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