Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge Review
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
About Liar: A Memoir by Author Rob Roberge:
When Rob Roberge learns that he’s likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life—ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are.
What We Thought: I will begin by saying that I absolutely love a good memoir and this book is a great one. I love being able to look into someone else’s life and see how they lived and how things happened from their point of view. This book pulled me in from page 1 and continued to keep me interested with the turn of every page.
Rob is a writer that really grips the mind with his use of words and this book although written from the second person perspective kept me interested. Rob Roberge wrote this book in fear that he would forget about his own life, which is a scary idea. I don’t want to give away too much, but this book begins with Roberge being paired up with a girl in school to help her out and discusses her murder which was unfortunately unsolved.
Roberge writes explicitly about the use of drugs, which while the content isn’t for everyone it is a very real eye-opener.
If you are looking for an awesome book to dive into, this is one especially if you are a fan of memoirs and autobiographies.
For more information on Liar check out the listing for the book on Amazon.com
I received this book from Blogging For Books free of charge in exchange for an honest review.