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Book Review: Home is Burning

October 5, 2015

This is the most irreverent book I have ever read, and I mean that as a compliment.

Dan Marshall tells about the year in his twenties when he moved home to care for his parents as they were both struggling with life-threatening illnesses—his mom with cancer and his dad with ALS. It will be way too crass and caustic for most people, but for the right audience going through a similar crisis, it could be a lifesaver. 

Home is Burning has shades of David Sedaris, Patton Oswalt, Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of It All, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

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Beth

Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are the Salon@615 series and the easy access to her library holds.