Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Long Good-bye plus Giveaway - TLC Book Tour
O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss.
With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.
My Review: I have never made margin notes or highlighted sentences since I was in college and certainly never did this to one of my "pleasure" books. I couldn't help it though, I was underlining certain sentences, making my own notes in the margin since this book was so relate able me. There were so many similarities between Meghan's memoir and my own experience that I felt she was writing the book for me. This book took me through a journey I never wanted to go through again; however, this time through the journey, I was able to understand my grief and realize what I had been (and still am) going through is "normal."
To say Meghan's memoir is heart-wrenching is an understatement. It is beautifully written and pulls you in from the very beginning. If you have experienced losing a love one, this book is a must If you haven't, but are looking for a wonderful memoir, this book is a must. I will be purchasing this book for my siblings and I think this would be an amazing gift to give someone who has lost someone close to them.
Check out this great podcast on Amazon where Meghan talks about the book.
GIVEAWAY: The publisher has allowed me to giveaway one copy of this amazing memoir to one lucky winner. How to enter:
1. Be a follower of this blog (leave a comment stating you are a follower or just became a follower).
2. Post a comment let me know one of your favorite books.
The contest ends April 13th at 11:59 PM EST....just in time for the books release on April 14th.
Posted by Seaside Book Nook at 6:08 AM