OK, so I am a little early on the Book of the Month post, but I couldn’t help myself. I guess I am making up for last month because I have been reading like crazy these past few weeks. I have even opted to crack open a book over watching bad reality TV while A is at work (hard to believe, I know!). I figured I would feature the first book I have devoured early in the month and then if we’re all lucky enough, I will squeeze another post in before the end of October.
Before moving into the new place, I had most of my belongings boxed up in a 10 x 10 storage unit. So, when we finally moved, it was almost like Christmas Day for me opening up all of the things I had moved to the back of my mind for the past year. This is especially the case when it came to my books. I almost forgot the size of my personal library and it was kind of exciting to see all of the novels and memoirs that I have taken in; some of which I don’t even remember reading! With that being said, I decided to dig into my own book store collection for this month’s reads.
Hurry Down Sunshine is a memoir by Michael Greenberg who recounts the day his daughter (Sally) went mad. I have always been drawn to memoirs due to their realistic and honest basis; however, this book specifically enlightened me since I also have close ties to people suffering from depression. It is captivating to watch Michael as he discovers Sally’s madness and how her diagnosis and treatment affects him and their family. The struggle to treat her illness while wishing her passionately back to health is moving. This is a read that will take you through each of the emotions of a father who is painfully watching his daughter slip away. This story is a definition of how madness can tear a family apart and force you to use love to put it back together. A recommended read!
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