My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I think there was an episode in Oprah that mentioned if an issue in life is not dealt with, it will keep popping up its ugly head until the issue is dealt with thoroughly to the point the person knows when and how to walk away from making the same mistakes again.
Tami, the author of the book is in a terrible marriage and finds herself in the difficult position of walking away from this marriage to become a single parent. The old cat man has never married but I do believe that no woman should be disrespected, whatever the circumstances. If it's anything a man must do right, it must be to respect the women he meets in his life.
As she progresses from marriage to motherhood and then to single parenting, her daughter Bethany follows in her footsteps of bad men and bad experiences. I specifically use the word 'follow' because from reading this memoir I felt something was held back as to why this circle of life happened and that Bethany's behavioural problems weren't entirely her own.
Bear in mind, I am not judging and the four stars are in no way a reflection of Tami's life story. I salute her for taking the courage to share story and for Bethany and Conor to be a part of her journey as mother, author and friend. However, in my humble opinion, the writing wasn't able to draw to me in as much as I would have liked to.
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