The Nanny Diaries
Fun book…but like many books I think the end was a bit rushed, certain books are supposed to leave you hanging and I get that but some books should really just tie the pieces together for you. This one should have tied it up. I smell a “sequel” (I could be wrong) but I don’t know that I would read it…
…who am I kidding, if I start a series I feel compelled to read all of it – it is a sickness I know.
Book two for the year:
The Heroin Diaries
Not for the faint of heart. Not a book you should have on your coffee table or bookshelf if you have young children in your home.
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. Though I am not sure that “ENJOYED” is the right word. Reading about someone elses pain and addiction is not something that should be enjoyable. In this book I appreciate the candor, I admired the mind behind the madness. I enjoyed the light that was hiding in the darkness, and there is a God awful lot of darkness in this book but for some reason I ….well, I don’t want to ruin it for anyone. I never knew what went down “back in the day” (the late ’80s) other than that I loved the music of Motley Crue. I have never been a person to attend concerts so I was not witness to their antics…and after reading the book I am glad.
The book dedication reads:
“This book and journey is dedicated to all the alcoholics and drug addicts who have had the courage to face their demons and to pass on the message that there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.”
An excerpt from the intro:
“These diaries start on Christmas Day 1986, but that day wasn’t even that special. I was an addict well before then, and stayed one for a while afterwards. Perhaps that day just brought my condition home to me. There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know your life is spinning dangerously outta control.”
This was a hard book to read at times, but I felt that if he is gonna risk it and put it out there…I can suffer through the words if he suffered through the pain. I am glad I did.