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Do not read if you are feeling down.
on 11 May 2013
I bought this book because I wanted to read a real-life story of someone who had suffered depression and overcame their demons. I had heard Michael Harding being interviewed on the radio and his beautiful, honest statement he made to his future wife when they first met made me want to go and buy the book. Sadly I was very disappointed with the rest of the memoir.
It is undoubtedly well-written but the content is very melancholy and meaningless.
I suppose I expected the protagonist to experience an awakening or splendid enlightenment in the end. Even a simple enlightenment would have sufficed.
Basically I felt worse after reading the memoir. There was absolutely no light relief. Nothing to give the reader hope.
I also felt the writer was rambling and repetitive. The book could have been edited to half the length.