Thursday, June 28, 2012

{ book review : what alice forgot }

what aliceforgot was blogher book club's most recent pick.
it was intriguing and interesting... and a little bit scary to me.

the book tells the story of alice after she has taken a serious fall at the gym.
the accident caused her to lose a bit of her memory… TEN YEARS OF IT.
as far as she’s concerned she’s in love with her husband, pregnant with their first daughter, 
and blissfully happy with her life.

at the hospital she comes to realize that she’s actually in the middle of a divorce, 
she has birthed three children, people around her have changed, and relationships are pretty sad.
she’s wealthy and living in her dream home but pretty miserable.

the concept was so interesting that my husband and i 
stayed up late talking about it the other night.
what would happen if we forgot ten years of our life?
the biggest milestones have happened in that time.
it would be so depressing. 
and that’s how Alice felt and I could totally (hypothetically) empathize with her.

on the other hand,
what scares me the most is the realization of how much things can change in just ten years.
funny enough, yesterday was the fifth anniversary since I graduated high school.
in just five years I’ve bought a house, gotten married, 
traveled places, had a kid, and gotten pregnant with a second one.
if you had told me this five years ago that this is what i would be doing today, 
i’d laugh in your face. “crazyness,” i would think.
that’s just five years, imagine ten!

what would you do if you forgot ten years of your life?
would it be a blessing in disguise?
check out the bhbc conversations about what alice forgot 
to find out more about this book.

Disclosure: This is a paid review from the BlogHer Publishing Network,
however all the opinions I share are my own.

1 comment:

thetwistedruffle said...

sounds super interesting! i'll have to read that one! just send it to me when you're done! ;-)


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