The Worst Day Of My Life, So Far Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2573 KB
- Publication date : August 21, 2015
- Print length : 284 pages
- Publisher : booksBnimble (August 21, 2015)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B013M4YQ46
- Lending : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1892514974
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Best Sellers Rank: #859,413 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s an honest look at a woman who thinks a lot. She’s caring, she’s funny, she has some weird thoughts on some odd topics — all while caring for her elderly mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s.
Jeanne is an ordinary, overworked, and yet loving daughter. She has no life of her own and it seems no one really understands her plight. She ponders her plight like someone who’s planning a trip way down the road, although not sure of her destination.
No matter what happens to her, she doesn’t get overly emotional and can find humor in just about everything. Don’t misunderstand; this isn’t a simple comedy. She's a woman who has, on occasion, been frustrated enough to yell at her mother, but then turn and comfort her.
What makes this a great book is the witty spontaneous humor that pops up. There have been places where I was laughing so hard I had to stop reading for a minute.
I don’t write many reviews, so this may not be the best description.
You’d have to read it for yourself to really appreciate the heroine who doesn’t see herself in that light.
Yet, Jeanne is not physically nor socially able to measure up to her mother. As any of us who grew up in such a household know, you can never fulfill the expectations or find that perfect deal; you are doomed. Somehow, one falls deeply in love with the other partner and is betrayed or battered, or there is a lack of emotion.
Harper hits it right on the head both times with her characters. It doesn't matter where the story takes place, but in this incident, it is perfect that Auletta, Louisianna, is dismal and remote, close enough to the French Quarter but far enough not to be involved or affected by its' revelry. Jeanne's reprieve, at times, is New York City, for a brief marriage to a college friend, a good relationship with his family, and the birth of her son, Rad. Sometimes, even New York City can be lonely and one can be forgotten even there, and terrible things happen, and it does to Jeanne, with a surprising twist.
After her inevitable divorce, she still lives in the city, but circumstances force her back to Auletta, and a difficult situation with her mother's condition, Alzheimer's disease. Ergo, The Worst Day of My Life, So Far...which could be her mantra from the beginning of her life as it worsens. Ms. Harper deals with Jeanne's situation as if she was Jeanne herself. I know, because I am in this situation, albeit with much more help. I feel Jeanne's pain and her sense of loneliness, abandonment and lack of foresight combined with love for her mother. It is a dilemma. I only wish there was a better solution.
Top reviews from other countries
The author captures all the emotions of the carer in this novel, the truthful thoughts. The years of life she is losing herself and struggling to achieve some sort of balance. It works beautifully as you will find yourself laughing at the most random events in the dark humour of the writer.
The story travels back in time so that the reader gets a feel of normal life for both the two women. The end, I have thought, was a heart stopper. I held my breath wondering wherever it was going to go. I highly recommend this book where the subject affects so many lives today.