[KINDLE] Liar A Memoir Author Rob Roberge


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Liar A Memoir
  • Rob Roberge
  • English
  • 24 April 2019
  • 9780553448061

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Liar A Memoir Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An intense memoir about mental illness memory and storytelling from an acclaimed novelist When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory eroding disease from years of hard living and freuent concussions he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity he sets out to somewhat faithfully record the most formative moments of his life ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood gi. A darkly funny intense memoir about mental illness memory and storytelling from an acclaimed novelistWell This one just isn t working for me A non linear collection of stories about the authors struggle with mental illness memory loss and other events that I still can t figure out the relevance of The author will sometimes at the end of the story admit he made it up and it makes you uestion what exactly is true in this memoir I understand the goal it s trying to accomplish but I m going to have to put this one to the side Thanks Netgalley for the ARC

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Liar A Memoir Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rlfriend to a diagnosis of rapid cycling bipolar disorder to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fill in San Francisco But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self conception really are  As  Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life it turns the familiar story of sex drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on its head Darkly funny and brutally frank it offers a remarkable portrait of a dow. I received this DRC free of charge from Crown Books and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review To be honest it is the second worst galley I have ever read The very worst lacked punctuation and was unreadable I wondered how a book like this wound up with such a reputable publisher an internet search tells me that he has written other books that were well received But I can t find any redeeming value here I actually came out of it feeling as if I d been played and I read it freeThis memoir is billed as a testament of sorts to the writer s mental illness I have a relative who struggles with bipolar disorder and I like the idea of educating the public and of advocating for greater support and funding for those struggling with mental illness and also addiction issues which are another key part of this book if it can be said to have parts at all The two often go hand in hand the mentally ill using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was on board when I began reading But soon I found excuses to read other DRC s instead Today I made myself finish this thing so I could write the review and move onLiar isn t even really a memoir Let s start with the title some of what is in the book is true some of it is invented and we don t get to know which is which As if that weren t bad enough random dark matters the death of the last passenger pigeon is one are dropped into the text in no particular order In fact the text itself is not linear This is clearly intentional with things that happened or didn t happen from 1977 dropped in between what happened or not in 1995 or 1982 etc to let us see how confused is the mind of the mentally ill individual The whole book is a mishmash of horrors that may or may not have transpired just as the stricken person s mind may not always be able to discern the real from the imagined But for that we hardly need a whole book one short chapter would do the trick I wanted to believe it would prove to be an artistic and if hard to read avante garde approach to bipolar disorder by the end my head hurt and I was pissed How can anyone charge money for thisPart of the reason I wanted to read Roberge s galley is because it is billed as blackly comic and brutally frank but it isn t comic and it isn t frank I found two very very darkly humorous moments roughly between the 15% and 20% mark and thought maybe this was where the story would get rolling Not so much Nothing else and I mean nothing else was amusing If it had been billed accurately as merely dark and brutal I would not have gone anywhere near it nor do I recommend it to you If it were at least entirely truthful however disorienting and disjointed its telling I could say it shines a light on the mental health crisis in the US but since some of it is just tossed in for the hell of it and didn t occur I can t even in good conscience recommend it to those researching bipolar disorder How could a researcher cite this book in an academic publication The only positive thing I can say about this shipwreck of a book apart from its accurate punctuation is that no matter how bad your own life looks right now it probably looks better than this

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Liar A Memoir Free read Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook N and out existence cobbled together across the country from musicians’ crashpads around Boston to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselv. Thank you to Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book I absolutely loved this book This is Roberge s memoir Snippets and pictures of parts of his life He was a hard drinking drug addicted sex addict who has bipolar disorder Always brutally honest and at times hard to read Roberge is putting down his life story because he may not remember it later He has had so many concussions in hi lifetime that doctors are afraid he may suffer from CTE a degenerative brain disease that can only be diagnosed post mortem The coolest part of this book is the writing style It is told completely in the second person He writes as if you the reader are experiencing everything he has It is incredibly powerful and moving I loved this book for its honesty in examining mental illness It helps stop the stigma associated with talking about it Well done


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    Free read Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Rob Roberge [KINDLE] Liar A Memoir Author Rob Roberge Rob Roberge ï 0 Free read LIAR is ironically a gut wrenchingly honest self portrait I always feel uncomfortable rating memoirs especially ones that deal with trauma and Rob Roberge has dealt with far than his fair share of traumatic shit I am tremen

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    [KINDLE] Liar A Memoir Author Rob Roberge I received this DRC free of charge from Crown Books and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review To be honest it is the second worst galley I have ever read The very worst lacked punctuation and was unreadable I wondered how a book like this wound up with such a reputable publisher; an internet search tells me that he has written other books that were well received But I can’t find any redeeming value he

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    [KINDLE] Liar A Memoir Author Rob Roberge Free read Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Rob Roberge Read Liar A Memoir Thank you to Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book I absolutely loved this book This is Roberge's memoir Snippets and pictures of parts of his life He was a hard drinking drug addicted sex addict who has bipolar disorder Always brutally honest and at times hard to read Roberge is putting down his life story because he may not remember it later He has had so many concussions in hi lifetime that doctors are afraid he may suffer from

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