Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed

Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed

by James Bailey

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Overview

C.J. Neubauer's family was dysfunctional long before his mother walked out. At eight, he was just too young to realize it. Now 32, he has spent his entire adult life estranged from the people who should mean the most to him. But when his father kills himself, C.J. is thrust right back into the multi-fronted battle he escaped upon graduating college ten years ago.

Almost immediately upon his return home, long-smoldering emotional brush fires flare up with his older brother, sister, and mother--who curiously seems to be the only one upset by his father's death. Sifting through his dad's belongings, C.J. uncovers one secret after the next, revealing how little he really understood his parents--and himself.

Alternately heartfelt and laugh-out-loud funny, Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed explores the familial bonds that obligate us for life--and beyond.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156934812
Publisher: James Bailey
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

James Bailey is the author of The Greatest Show on Dirt (2012), Nine Bucks a Pound (2014), and Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed (2015). He grew up in Seattle, spent most of the 1990s in North Carolina, and has since settled in Rochester, N.Y., where he lives with his wife and super-hero obsessed son.

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Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
Review : When I asked for the ARC I had kind of an image in my head how this book is going to be. The blurb sounded good - including some touching elements intertwined in the story of a family whose life changed because of the suicide of the father. This is the story you got. Including the description of how the different characters cope together with the situation. This is something which can be the good basis for a good book. And it actually also is the case with this book. But I think the writing style made it difficult to connect with the story line. Especially at the beginning it was difficult to get into the story. Not because the characters aren't enough developed. More because it was in my opinion too much monologue. Actions which could freshen everything up. In the middle it got better. I rated this book with 3 Stars which is not bad at all. I just think that this book could have touched me even more if the writing style would help the reader to build up a connection in combination with more action. Or perhaps it just wasn't the right book I "needed" right now which is why I couldn't connect with the story..... There are some really good passages in the book which really got me -some more of them and this book would have been even better(which is only my opinion). > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <