I recently listened to the audio book of The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying. What’s with me and all these dark books and tv shows?

The Bright Hour: Amazon Description

How does a dying person learn to live each day “unattached to outcome”? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? How does a young mother and wife prepare her two young children and adored husband for a loss that will shape the rest of their lives? How do we want to be remembered?


My Review


The Bright Hour was compared to When Breathe Becomes Air, which I loved! But I would be lying if I said I liked it as much. I got the audiobook from the library and listened to it mostly while on runs and Sophie walks. Maybe it was because I listened to it while exercising, rather than reading it, but it just didn’t strike me as much. There were a few funny parts-like the love/relationship advice she wants to leave for her children. But, overall it just left me feeling meh, which I feel bad for saying. The Amazon rating is 4.8/5 stars so I’m in the minority.

 

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