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Special Exits by Joyce Farmer
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Jun 22, 11

bookshelves: graphic-art, memoir, non-fiction

I really resisted reading this book for a long time because I thought to myself, "Why do I have to read about this? It's MY LIFE." Heh. Sigh. Sometimes I think the book should be required reading for anyone with, um, parents. At some point we all have to face the fact that no matter what relationship one has with one's parents, at some point they will be old and have serious health issues and make extremely poor decisions because their thought process is, well, not in the best shape. We all have to face it and figure out a way to live with it, no matter the outcome (you spend your life taking care of your parents, or, you have no relationship at all with your parents--LUCKY *cough*--or something in between). The only "down" side to this well-written, thoughtful, honest book is that there is no real resolution... which makes sense, as this is life, not fiction, so one shouldn't expect some kind of epiphany or character arc or, as I said, resolution. It just...is.
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message 1: by Silk (new)

Silk very nicely said. sounds like you had your own epiphany though.

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