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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Deeply Emotional - very interesting and original

    This book was unlike any other I memoir I have had the pleasure (or confusion) of reading. I prefer memoirs, I want and need to read stories that are true, no matter how devestating or disturbing they may be. Life can be disturbing, devastating, painful and ugly. Yet, the mojority of these writers find a way to learn to live with the painfully devastating and ugly parts of their lives. They do not simply
    "GET OVER IT and live happily ever after... that is not reality.

    This book was interesting because of how original the issues are, especially considering his young age, "Ali" drinks and drugs more than the average college student even though he is aware of his physical issues. The writing was a little confusing to me it seemed to jump around more than any other book I have read.

    Yet, in the REALISTIC ending, what shines through is that he never gives up...that, along with the amazing love and very strong bond he and his (slightly ADD) Mother share...NO MATTER WHAT, Love prevails (this is not a hopeless romantic speaking, either...the love for her son was/is so real while also so difficult.

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