Date: 2017-07-29 05:54 pm (UTC)
mildred_of_midgard: (Default)
Wow, yeah, I see what you mean about her being less ragey--the whole radical acceptance thing radiates out of every page in the book.

It was definitely an interesting and enjoyable book, and it made me a lot more aware of CFS than I was before. Also, her depiction of Erik the Mold Warrior was hilarious. You're right, she's a very engaging writer.

I do have to wonder if the way she talked about her bipolar husband bothered anyone else as much as it bothered me. I mean, being married to someone with a long-term disability is not for everyone! And deciding you don't have the spoons or the commitment for that kind of care is perfectly legitimate!

But the language she consistently used to describe his illness made me feel like she didn't even see him as a person any more, and I was thoroughly squicked. I enjoyed the book otherwise, but that one hit a little close to home.

Overall glad I read it, though. Thanks for the rec!
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