I'm sure you all know the book I have finally read, and how good it is. It took me no more no less over a year to finish it! Well, I bought the book probably two years ago, then started it a year ago, and last weekend I opened it and read from the beginning to the end!
The story and the way it was written truly resonated with me. I had no idea that Pamela went through so many treatments and that she paid for everything out of pocket to finance her emotional suffering and body abuse which also resulted in neglecting the other sides of her life (like her house and savings). This sounds so familiar and until now I thought I was the only one in the world who did something so stupid in retrospect!
So many times through the book I wished I were there to give the
author/main character a hug and be there to support her through the dark
times. I also really like her husband and his way of keeping her grounded, pretty much like my own husband who is my rock.
My takeaway from the book: we are normal and our lives are normal and always were, we just lost our focus due to the overwhelming desire to procreate (which is also normal by the way). Now it's time to process our grief and move on.