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Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good eEn played and I read it freeThis memoir is billed as a testament of sorts to the writer s mental illness I have a relative who struggles with bipolar disorder and I like the idea ofducating the public and of advocating for greater support and funding for those struggling with mental illness and also addiction issues which are another key part of this book if it can be said to have parts at all The two often go hand in hand the mentally ill using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was on board when I in hand the mentally ill using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was ill using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was board when I reading But soon I found Murder at the Mansion excuses to read other DRC s instead Today I made myself finish this thing so I could write the review and move onLiar isn tven really a memoir Let s start with the title some of what is in the book is true some of it is invented and we don t get to know which is which As if that weren t bad nough random dark matters the death of the last passenger pigeon is one are dropped into the text in no particular order In fact the text itself is not linear This is clearly intentional with things that happened or didn t happen from 1977 dropped in between what happened or not in 1995 or 1982 tc to let us see how confused is the mind of the mentally ill individual The whole book is a mishmash of horrors that may or may not have transpired just as the stricken person s mind may not always be able to discern the real from the imagined But for that we hardly need a whole book one Short Chapter Would Do The chapter would do the I wanted to believe it would prove to be an artistic and if hard to read avante garde approach to bipolar disorder by the Seductive Surrender end my head hurt and I was pissed How can anyone charge money for thisPart of the reason I wanted to read Roberge s galley is because it is billed as blackly comic and brutally frank but it isn t comic and it isn t frank I found two very very darkly humorous moments roughly between the 15% and 20% mark and thought maybe this. Rlfriend to a diagnosis of rapid cycling bipolar disorder to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fill in San Francisco But the process of trying to remember his past onlyxposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self conception really are  As  Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life it turns the familiar story of sex drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on its head Darkly funny and brutally frank it offers a remarkable portrait of a dow. This book caught my attention right from the pageThe principal paired him with a New Girl At School Told girl at school told to take of her and show her around in an attempt to keep him out of trouble Then she was killed This was in 1977 and Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, even 40 years later he researched her death in an attempt to help himself feel better and less responsibleHer killer was never found andvery day he looked at men and thought they could be her killer specially before he left his hometown at the age of 18The book is a memoir written with xcerpts from different times in the author s life In 1984 he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with rapid cycling and occasional psychotic #episodes and despite his doctor s many warnings he continues to #and despite his doctor s many warnings he continues to medicate with drugs and alcohol on top of his prescriptionsThis book while not in chronological order goes through the ups and I went into this one with no real xpectations but found myself consistently blown away by how good it was Roberge s scattered nonlinear life memories are multi faceted deeply personal sad often crushing actually sometimes funny consistently reflective no BS and totally self accountable On top of all that there are times when Roberge just mentions some sad suicide or death that he has thought about Dude is dropping hints like crazy about his inner darkness But it s so good and I was in a trance by his brutal honesty It s the kind of book that made me want to write him a letter Stellar I received this DRC free of charge from Crown Books and Net Galley in xchange for an honest review To be honest it is the second worst galley I have ver read The very worst lacked punctuation and was unreadable I wondered how a book like this wound up with such a reputable publisher an internet search tells me that he has written other books that were well received But I can t find any redeeming value here I actually came out of it feeling as if I d be. An intense memoir about mental illness memory and storytelling from an acclaimed novelist When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory roding disease from years of hard living and freuent concussions he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity he sets out to somewhat faithfully record the most formative moments of his life ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood gi. Was where the story would get rolling Not so much Nothing The Deepest Sin else and I mean nothinglse was amusing If it had been billed accurately as merely dark and brutal I would not have gone anywhere near it nor do I recommend it to you If it were at least ntirely truthful however disorienting and disjointed its telling I could say it shines a light on the mental health crisis in the US but since some of it is just tossed in for the hell of it and didn t occur I can t ven in good conscience recommend it to those researching bipolar disorder How could a researcher cite this book in an academic Publication The Only Positive Thing The only positive thing can say about this shipwreck of a book apart from its accurate punctuation is that no matter how bad your own life looks right now it probably looks better than this Holy St This is one wild and crazy tale of mental illness and drug addition made ven heart breaking because of the musical and writing talent of author and his desperate fforts to control his mind and his life The book is a jumble of scenes that jump around in time from the author s childhood through adulthood I seriously could not put this book down The vivid arresting writing kept me turning pages and ven the use of you when the author really means I did turning pages and ven the use of you when the author really means I did bother me like it usually does Excellent book for those who like dark stories and sharp writing A darkly funny intense memoir about mental illness memory and storytelling from an acclaimed novelistWell This one just isn t working for me A non linear collection of stories about the authors struggle with mental illness memory loss and other vents that I still can t figure out the relevance of The author will sometimes at the nd of the story admit he made it up and it makes you uestion what xactly is true in this memoir I understand the goal it s trying to accomplish but I m going to have to put this one to the side Thanks Netgalley for the AR. N and out xistence cobbled together across the country from musicians’ crashpads around Boston to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselv. .
Liar A Memoir