Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Pub Date: August 9th, 2022
Format: Audiobook from Scribd | Rating: 4.5
Nonfiction memoir narrated by the author is one of my absolute favorite kinds of books. I’m Glad My Mom Died is such a good listen and it’s absolutely heartbreaking to learn about all of the things she went through growing up. There’s been a lot of judgement from readers surrounding the topic and themes of this book. I wholeheartedly think that people should be allowed to express themselves and share their stories about what their lives are actually like and to share their experience with those willing and interested in learning. I liked what she said about how we shouldn’t always romanticize the dead just because they’re no longer with us. If they weren’t nice people, the world shouldn’t have to remember them as anything other than how they actually were as a person. It was eye-opening to learn how much trauma and challenges that she went through because of her mother. My heart goes out to her and I highly recommend this audiobook.
Content Warning: I do recommend checking the content warnings listed on review sites such as The Storygraph, especially if mental health and eating disorders may be triggering for you.
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