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Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies

The second book of the year was, of course, about a loved one dying of cancer. My dad was pretty tight-lipped about the specifics of his illness and treatment so in his absence, I have found myself absolutely fascinated by cancer stories; both those written by loved ones as well as those written by the patients themselves. This book falls into the first camp and is a beautiful story of love and loss.

To be totally honest, this book probably would have been better as two books - a memoir from Michael Ausiello about his life and relationship with Kit and a second book about the cancer. The book jumps around in time from chapter to chapter to give you background details and build a foundation but for me it felt somewhat choppy. I loved both stories, I just don't know that I loved them together as a narrative. Having said that, Ausiello's writing is witty and casual which makes for a really fun read. There were multiple parts of the book that had me laughing out loud and the more vulnerable touches brought me to tears. I think that Ausiello has a really beautiful way of hooking you with humor than basically punching you in the gut with the emotionally painful scenes.

I think I would recommend the book but that reading it once was plenty for me. If Ausiello comes out with another book, I'd definitely buy it.

Yucca Valley is for Lovers

Yucca Valley is for Lovers

11,710.67

11,710.67