33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Humorous, sad and honest,
This review is from: If You Don't Know Me by Now: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton (Hardcover)
I have just finished reading this book and found it such a good read that I felt compelled to share this view with anyone thinking of purchasing it.
I am not a fan of the memoir genre but the reviews of this book made me curious and so I purchased it. I laughed and cried when I read it and I was struck by how Sanghera has managed to write a book about his life as a British Asian and yet manage to captivate a much wider audience than this with his tales of growing up in the 1970s and 80s.
The tale of the schizophrenia afflicting his father and sister is tragic and yet full of hope and pride.
This is not only a journey through his past to understand these illnesses but a journey for Sanghera to discover who he is and become more comfortable with this. He does this with such engaging humour that you are full of the admiration his mother must feel for her son.