3 Hour Dad by Adam T Hourlution

3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T. Hourlution Stars: *** Self Published Kindle Book (2018) Memoir 30 pages (short story) Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review. Summary: What would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How… Read More »

Loving Lindsey by Linda Atwell

A Book Review of Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2017) Memoir Summary: Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey―a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities―have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job… Read More »

Not My Plan by Joyce Yexley

Not My Plan: A Mother’s Unexpected Journey by Joyce Yexley I received this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Stars: ***** Westbow Press (2015) 115 Pages Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Summary: As Joyce Yexley shows us in her journey of raising a daughter with special needs, she searches for something better. While struggling with her… Read More »

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Stars: **** Picador (2003) Memoir 320 pages Summary: Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at… Read More »

Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson

Detour From Normal by Ken Dickson Stars: **** CreateSpace (2013) 320 pages Memoir Summary:  Despite access to the greatest healthcare in the world, U.S citizens are not immune to medical horror stories. Such was the experience of Ken Dickson, a beloved husband and father and respected engineer, with no history of mental illness. What should… Read More »

Garbage Bag Suitcase by Shenandoah Chefalo

Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir by Shenandoah Chefalo Stars: **** Mission Point Press (2016) 194 pages Autobiography/Family/Relationships/Abuse/Memoir Disclosure: This book was received for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Garbage Bag Suitcase is the true story of Shenandoah Chefalo’s wholly dysfunctional journey through a childhood with neglectful, drug-and alcohol addicted parents. She endured… Read More »

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Stars: ***** Simon & Schuster (2012) 266 pages I received this book as a gift. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no… Read More »