Wednesday, November 9, 2016

All the pretty things by Edie Wadsworth

I am not usually a huge fan of autobiographies and overall this book didn't do a whole lot to win me over to that camp although it was an interesting and very sad read.
It was hard as a parent reading the things that Edie went through at the hands of her Father and it was heartbreaking the need for approval and love that she so desperately sought from him. One of the best aspects of this book is that Edie was able to accomplish many of her dreams and make something out of her life, despite her rough beginnings, but it really makes one pause and think of all those who have had similar upbringing who were not able to move on and make something of themselves and that makes me sad,
In some way this book is an interesting blend of sadness and hope, of light and darkness, of failures and triumphs.
Edie is an amazingly strong women and I greatly admire her courage to pen her memoirs as I cannot imagine it was an easy thing to do.
This book is a great reminder that one of the most essential needs of a child is to be loved and to love.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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