Rachael's Reviews > Blood Orange Night: My Journey to the Edge of Madness

Blood Orange Night by Melissa   Bond
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it was amazing

This is a well-told story that unfolds chronologically, so it’s easy to follow. I’m still amazed that Bond’s doctor prescribed her so much Ativan. I have a prescription for flight anxiety, and my doctor is very clear that I take it only for that. Once Bond got hooked, it changed her brain and she had to go through an intense detox that lasted more than one year. This on top of parenting two toddlers and navigating a dissolving marriage.

One thing that kind of bugged me was Bond’s portrayal of her husband. He comes off as an asshole. I have no doubts that he was not supportive and could not handle her physical and mental decline. But it’s always hard as a reader to see a character with no redeeming qualities. Rarely Bond will give him a little grace. I’m sure it was difficult for her to figure out how to write about him. That is always a tricky aspect of memoir. But in the end, it is her story to tell any way she pleases.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2023 – Started Reading
January 22, 2023 – Shelved
January 22, 2023 – Finished Reading

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