A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
What was the most emotional read you have ever had?
I’m sorry I keep repeating myself but when I read today’s question, one book instantly came to mind. Ragdoll Redeemed: Growing Up In The Shadow of Marilyn Monroe by Dawn Novotny, a memoir. It was haunting to know that this woman who received such abuse, had gone through years of physical and emotional abuse as a child and adult and fought to become a happy, content , forgiving, intelligent and sincere loving adult. I am not usually a reader of memoirs but because it had parallels to Marilyn Monroe, and I remember exactly where I was when it was announced that she had been found dead, I wanted to read this story. Throughout the read, I kept thinking how painful it must have been for this author to face and relive her demons in writing this extraordinary story. A truly compelling and emotional read.