E loss of a loved one to suicide can relate to the honesty and reality that Mansbach writes The only criticism I had against the book is that the chapter breaks were kind of weird Some would carry on to an entirely new part of the story and others continued where the last chapter left off It seemed as though they were only there to break p the long poetry but I think I would have preferred it as one large piece Overall I recommend this to anyone who has felt the pain of losing a loved one to suicide or just wants to Read A Personal Account From Someone Who HasDisclaimer I Received a personal account from someone who hasDisclaimer I received free e copy of this book in exchange for an honest review i in exchange for an honest review I an advanced copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley All thoughts and opinions are my own I do not typically read poetry but I was in the mood for. In the middle of his own busy life and approaching a career high in the form of a #1 New York Times bestselling book when these words from his father open a chasm beneath his feet I Had a Brother Once is the story of everything that comes after In the shadow of David's inexplicable death Adam is forced to re remember a brother he Thought He Knew And he knew and reckon with a ghost confro.
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"Kind Of Grieving A Figuring Out How To Live With "of grieving figuring out how to live with Something we all need to do sooner or later yet it is also amusing in parts Mansbach carries a certain light ality throughout parts of the poem a comedic relief could say And why not that is perhaps the best way to deal with loss after all To learn to laugh at it and at the absurdity of life in general I wouldn t necessarily call him a great poetic stylist Mansbach but there is heart to this I was expecting this to break me and it did not disappoint Mansbach writes a story That Is Eually Well Crafted is eually well crafted personal Though the medium of poetry he shows the reader who his brother David was before during and after his death as well as how he affected those who were left behind Anyone who has experienced th. A brilliant genre defying work both memoir and epic poem about the struggle for wisdom grace and ritual in the face of nspeakable lossA bruised and brave love letter from a brother right here to a brother now gone a soaring nblinking gaze into the meaning of life itself Marlon James author of Black Leopard Red Wolf my father saiddavid has taken his own lifeAdam is in medias res. Something real something different with meaning This book was not
"Beautiful It Wasn T Meant To Be It Was Real "it wasn t meant to be It was real and powerful It was an author s voice at a different volume In a different tone and with a different purpose It was Adam s voice trying to shed the machine that made him successful and instead produce was Adam s voice trying to shed the machine that made him successful and instead produce genuine hand made work that meant though it wasn t as pretty #Or As A Mainstream #as a mainstream was perfect In the way something should never be perfect It paves a road for grief mourning mental illness and love A path that we wish didn t need paved but it does and too many ignore it It had to be done and I m honored to have read it Don t see the word poetry and assume things will rhyme or even had a satisfying rhythmjust know that it will express something meaningful in a new way and it s worth reading. Nting his nsettled family history his distant relationship with tradition and faith and his desperate need to Ice Wolves (Elementals, understand an event that always slides just out of his grasp This is an expansive and deeply thoughtful poetic meditation on loss and a raw darkly funny human story of trying to create a ritual of remembrance mourning forgiveness and acceptance where once there was a lif.