Friday, April 01, 2011

Half a Life: A Memoir

by Darin Strauss

As part of the Amazon Vine program I was given, free, this book to review. This review is my unbiased opinion on the book.

I found this book to be very intense. I couldn't read it at bedtime for it gave me nightmares.

The author relates how as a teenager he killed a cyclist while driving. As he moves through the grief process we see an intimate look into the guilt and grief someone in his situation experiences.

I appreciated his honesty in that he realized that he DID live, and that the family and friends of the girl who died are experiencing a completely different kind of grief than he is.

I also learned about "Complicated Grief Disorder". 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Interesting, Sarah. I read about it on your link to Amazon, but I don't think I could read this book. Too sad. I need fake deaths or shallow writing, I guess.