- BLUR BOOK CLUB -
Here we are again, at end of yet another book, and we're killing it here at Blur Book Club (we're at 8 of our 12!)
*Victory Pose*... Now, let's get into it.
I approached this book with so much enthusiasm because I had waited a long time to read it - until I started to dive in. It got real really quick and due to my own health problems, I saw myself in this memoir. And it was because of that, amongst some other things, I put the book down. That being said, I still feel confident that I could write this review. So here are my thoughts!
This book takes us on Porochista's journey through survival, pain, and transformation. It was candid, and danced with both hope and uncertainty throughout. Even more so, it's another book that shines a light on the deep impact of illness on a woman's life (life alternating illnesses/injuries have deep impact no matter what gender you are. Specifically it's known that women are more likely to not be believed and receive poorer medical care than men). Although I can relate to the author due to similar health stories, I found this book to be confusing to read, and difficult to follow. I'd find myself flipping between pages trying to make sense of what I was reading. Which I believe is the result of poor editing and organizing of the memoir, and possibly because she wrote most of this book during a very bad relapse.
Overall I believe it's essential to have books that cover issues on health care, illness, pain, and hope. So I'm thrilled this book has joined that purpose.
What did you think? Did you have a hard time with it like I did? Let me know! Comment below or DM me!