Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge

This was really a tough book to read. I had to keep putting it down to compose myself and then go back to reading it. It is a very blunt and vivid account of bipolar illness combined with alcohol/drug addiction. I also felt that the author was very self destructive (passive death wish) as well. Some other reviewers commented about the way the book is formatted. It jumps from present to past and back again and yes it took a bit of getting used to but it made me feel like I was sitting across from the author reminiscing about his life experiences rather than an arranged chronological autobiography. It made me sad but also amazed at the author's strength and courage in relating something so personal. Mental illness is not often talked about in the open so I appreciate the opportunity to try to understand how it feels and affects someone who does have it. Well worth reading if you don't mind taking the time to understand why the book was written the way it was. I received a copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.

Three out of Five Stars

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