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Rob Roberge ☆ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Liar A Memoir î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Rlfriend to a diagnosis of rapid cycling bipolar disorder to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fill 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  As  Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life it turns the familiar story of sex drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on its head Darkly funny and brutally frank it offers a remarkable portrait of a dow. I received this DRC free of charge from Crown Books and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review To be honest it is the second worst galley I have ever read The very worst lacked punctuation and was unreadable I wondered how a book like this wound up with such a reputable publisher an internet search tells me that he has written other books that were well received But I can t find any redeeming value here I actually came out of it feeling as if I d been played and I read it freeThis memoir is billed as a testament of sorts to the writer s mental illness I have a relative who struggles with bipolar disorder and I like the idea of educating the public and of advocating for greater support and funding for those struggling with mental illness and also addiction issues which are another key part of this book if it can be said to have parts at all The two often go hand in hand the mentally ill using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was on board when I began reading But soon I found excuses to read other DRC s instead Today I made myself finish this thing so I could write the review and move onLiar isn t even really a memoir Let s start with the title some of what is in the book is true some of it is invented and we don t get to know which is which As if that weren t bad enough random dark matters the death of the last passenger pigeon is one are dropped into the text in no particular order In fact the text itself is not linear This is clearly intentional with things that happened or didn t happen from 1977 dropped in between what happened or not in 1995 or 1982 etc to let us see how confused is the mind of the mentally ill individual The whole book is a mishmash of horrors that may or may not have transpired just as the stricken person s mind may not always be able to discern the real from the imagined But for that we hardly need a whole book one short chapter would do the trick I wanted to believe it would prove to be an artistic and if hard to read avante garde approach to bipolar disorder by the end my head hurt and I was pissed How can anyone charge money for thisPart of the reason I wanted to read Roberge s galley is because it is billed as blackly comic and brutally frank but it isn t comic and it isn t frank I found two very very darkly humorous moments roughly between the 15% and 20% mark and thought maybe this was where the story would get rolling Not so much Nothing else and I mean nothing else was amusing If it had been billed accurately as merely dark and brutal I would not have gone anywhere near it nor do I recommend it to you If it were at least entirely truthful however disorienting and disjointed its telling I could say it shines a light on the mental health crisis in the US but since some of it is just tossed in for the hell of it and didn t occur I can t even in good conscience recommend it to those researching bipolar disorder How could a researcher cite this book in an academic publication The only positive thing I can say about this shipwreck of a book apart from its accurate punctuation is that no matter how bad your own life looks right now it probably looks better than this No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up with such a reputable publisher an internet search tells me that he has written other books that were well received But I can t find any redeeming value here I actually came out of it feeling as if I d been played and I read it freeThis memoir is billed as a testament of sorts to the writer s mental illness I have a relative who struggles with bipolar disorder and I like the idea of educating the public and of advocating for greater support and funding for those struggling with mental illness and also addiction issues which are another key part of this book if it can be said to have parts at all The two often go hand in hand the mentally ill A Biography of Innovations using alcohol andor street drugs to self medicate So I was on board when I began reading But soon I found excuses to read other DRC s instead Today I made myself finish this thing so I could write the review and move onLiar isn t even really a memoir Let s start with the title some of what is in the book is true some of it is invented and we don t get to know which is which As if that weren t bad enough random dark matters the death of the last passenger pigeon is one are dropped into the text in no particular order In fact the text itself is not linear This is clearly intentional with things that happened or didn t happen from 1977 dropped in between what happened or not in 1995 or 1982 etc to let Ni arte ni parte us see how confused is the mind of the mentally ill individual The whole book is a mishmash of horrors that may or may not have transpired just as the stricken person s mind may not always be able to discern the real from the imagined But for that we hardly need a whole book one short chapter would do the trick I wanted to believe it would prove to be an artistic and if hard to read avante garde approach to bipolar disorder by the end my head hurt and I was pissed How can anyone charge money for thisPart of the reason I wanted to read Roberge s galley is because it is billed as blackly comic and brutally frank but it isn t comic and it isn t frank I found two very very darkly humorous moments roughly between the 15% and 20% mark and thought maybe this was where the story would get rolling Not so much Nothing else and I mean nothing else was amusing If it had been billed accurately as merely dark and brutal I would not have gone anywhere near it nor do I recommend it to you If it were at least entirely truthful however disorienting and disjointed its telling I could say it shines a light on the mental health crisis in the US but since some of it is just tossed in for the hell of it and didn t occur I can t even in good conscience recommend it to those researching bipolar disorder How could a researcher cite this book in an academic publication The only positive thing I can say about this shipwreck of a book apart from its accurate punctuation is that no matter how bad your own life looks right now it probably looks better than this

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Rob Roberge ☆ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Liar A Memoir î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB An intense memoir about mental illness memory and storytelling from an acclaimed novelist When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory eroding disease from years of hard living and freuent 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 gi. You have scars you lie about and scars you tell the truth abouta memoir in second person what a countrynot only is this told in second person where you have experienced some truly horrible shit my friend but it s also told in nonlinear occasionally contradictory snippets as roberge who may or may not have CTE that condition football players get from being clonked in the head all day featured in that movie where will smith tries really hard to win an oscar by saying his line twice for emphasisand also depicted by treat williams on SVUand which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy records his memories in case he starts forgetting huge chunks of his life due to his condition yes i made a mess of that sentence breaking it up with all those pictures but i regret nothingalong the way he begins to realize how many of what he s always thought of as memories might be misremembrances flat out lies to shore up the mythology he s constructed about himself for others or his ownself or told because he s ashamed about not remembering so much of his life prior to the maybe CTE diagnosis simply because his lifestyle of excess You don t remember how you get a lot of your scars You wake up for years from drunken and drugged blackouts with deep bruises and gashes and cuts Friends tell you how you got some of them Others still remain a mystery You have told a lie about almost every one of them whether you remember how you got them or not to friends to people at parties and in bars to lovers who see you naked Sometimes you tell the truth Someone will ask about one of your scars and you will say you have no idea where it came from and you feel better for having told the truth but worse and deeply regretful that it is the truth That you have wasted so many years of your life That for years you only knew what you had done the night before because a friend or lover would tell youit must be said that rob roberge is not a professional football player and that his possible CTE would be a result of concussions occurring while playing basketball as a teen head slamming seizures while intoxicated an industrial sized can of hot fudge falling on his head when he worked at h agen dazs make a movie of that hollywood on top of the repeated head trauma and the addictive personality leading to roberge s overindulgences in alcohol drugs and casual sex this guy s also got a serious bipolar condition for which he mostly takes his medicine but which still causes him enough manic episodes during which he remembers nothing to be than a minor inconvenience his situation isn t always common knowledge even among his friends and loved ones so these episodes can be misinterpreted by others at great personal cost but at least it sounds pretty It s like the MRIs you will later see of your brain The bipolar brain lights up and fires differently than a normal brain At your particular baseline which is a state known as hypomania your brain looks like a lovely planet covered with an electrical storm A green and red planet with glowing white hot veins firing connecting everything It looks incredible impossibly beautiful It s where all your trouble liesgoing into this i was actually bracing myself for this guy to be of an asshole when you couple addiction with a brain chemistry that gives you the euivalent of a blackout experience where you re unmoored from restraint or typical standards of behavior well anything can happen and usually it ll fall on the side of dickish as unintentional as it may be and maybe Home is Burning lowered my standards of dickish to a dangerous level but this guy s shitty behavior wasn t shitty enough to make me uncomfortable while reading this book and he was actually funny as opposed to dan marshall whose desperate clownishness made that book such a drag to read this one on the other hand just flows in a delightful way i d been reading a book i just couldn t get into so i picked this one up before bed intending to read a chapter or two to get a sense of it and i ended up staying up until 5 in the morning and finishing the whole damn thing the fact that it s mostly written in these little bite sized fragments makes it incredibly zoomy to read and you re propelled from one little chunk of a memory one filed away statistic one anecdote heard along the way one fragment of life after another not even necessarily connected by anything obvious mirroring the way things float your own head with your own memories i mean i assume i don t know your headhere are a few samples so you can get a sense of it the way it moves but they re not necessarily in the book order or even the complete snippet i ve selected to suit my own tastes and interests You are nine years old You have saved your money from allowance and mowing lawns and harvesting potatoes at Johnson s Farm and you have purchased Bruce Springsteen s Born to Run at the Sam Goody at the mallYou look at the cover Bruce Springsteen is cool He s got a guitar Guitar players are cool even at nine years old you know that much Your dad who s a narcotics officer says Springsteen s dressed like a homeless fucking hippie By nine you have already decided where homeless fucking hippie falls in relation to narcotics officer on the bell graph of cool You have given two blow jobs in your life The first was purely out of curiosity You wanted to know what it was like And it was if not something you really wanted to repeat interesting You think cocks are pretty interesting You think they would be a lot interesting if they were attached to women A friend tells you that in twenty three of the last twenty seven ring deaths in professional boxing the father was the cornerman It makes sense A fighter in trouble would never uit on his father no matter what kind of relationship they had And a fighter unable to protect himself is too far gone By the time a punch can kill you you re not even conscious enough to uit The fighter is helpless Only the cornerman throwing in the towel can save him Twenty three fathers didn t throw that towel If Audrey Hepburn shaved her head and looked like you should never ever fuck with her she might have looked like Michelle Easter You are smitten She at best doesn t seem to be Knowing something may make it a fact but feeling something makes it a truth And the truth is you are trapped You have nowhere left to go that doesn t make you feel like your life has added up in the end and despite some great moments to you being a loser who just can t stay clean Who can t keep people happy Who can t function in this world You re done Defeated You are in love with Lisa who once left you for a woman but is now sleeping with you again and she has always wanted to fuck on a bed of rose petals She has had this fantasy for years The night before her birthday you and your friend Nick pull every last rose from the Boston Common You pay Nick with a baggie of pot and he wanders off down Charles Street You put the clipped rose heads in five gallon paint buckets and carry the buckets over to Lisa s apartment and you pluck all the petals and spread them on her bed before she gets home from her late poetry class It does not end well Roses have insects Lots of them But at least you tried And you showed Lisa that she most certainly did not from then on want a bed of rose petalsin a way this book reminds me of The World is on Fire Scrap Treasure and Songs of the Apocalypse in which personal memoir alternates with history pop culture song lyrics and all sorts of other stuff in a poetical slipstreamy journey about endings i guess joni tevis doesn t write hers in nuggets like this but the unexpected connective tissues between her associative leaps are similar and they stir the same dream logic parts of the brain as this one Liar is earthier and ruder and debauched than tevis focus but it definitely awakens the same mind pockets in me anyway again your brain differs from my brain and is likely better at mathfast funny and not too douchey what could you want from a book let s call it a four i ve been feeling very four y lately35 4 somewhere in there i ll probably figure it out while i m reviewing it which is coming LGMcome to my blog SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance up the mythology he s constructed about himself for others or his ownself or told because he s ashamed about not remembering so much of his life prior to the maybe CTE diagnosis simply because his lifestyle of excess You don t remember how you get a lot of your scars You wake The Malavikagnimitram of Kalidasa With the Commentary of Katayavema Various Readings Introduction Translation into English and Critical Explanatory notes up for years from drunken and drugged blackouts with deep bruises and gashes and cuts Friends tell you how you got some of them Others still remain a mystery You have told a lie about almost every one of them whether you remember how you got them or not to friends to people at parties and in bars to lovers who see you naked Sometimes you tell the truth Someone will ask about one of your scars and you will say you have no idea where it came from and you feel better for having told the truth but worse and deeply regretful that it is the truth That you have wasted so many years of your life That for years you only knew what you had done the night before because a friend or lover would tell youit must be said that rob roberge is not a professional football player and that his possible CTE would be a result of concussions occurring while playing basketball as a teen head slamming seizures while intoxicated an industrial sized can of hot fudge falling on his head when he worked at h agen dazs make a movie of that hollywood on top of the repeated head trauma and the addictive personality leading to roberge s overindulgences in alcohol drugs and casual sex this guy s also got a serious bipolar condition for which he mostly takes his medicine but which still causes him enough manic episodes during which he remembers nothing to be than a minor inconvenience his situation isn t always common knowledge even among his friends and loved ones so these episodes can be misinterpreted by others at great personal cost but at least it sounds pretty It s like the MRIs you will later see of your brain The bipolar brain lights Tocarnos la cara up and fires differently than a normal brain At your particular baseline which is a state known as hypomania your brain looks like a lovely planet covered with an electrical storm A green and red planet with glowing white hot veins firing connecting everything It looks incredible impossibly beautiful It s where all your trouble liesgoing into this i was actually bracing myself for this guy to be of an asshole when you couple addiction with a brain chemistry that gives you the euivalent of a blackout experience where you re Ensayos bonsai unmoored from restraint or typical standards of behavior well anything can happen and Sessiz Ev usually it ll fall on the side of dickish as Un Fichaje Inesperado ¡Gol #8 unintentional as it may be and maybe Home is Burning lowered my standards of dickish to a dangerous level but this guy s shitty behavior wasn t shitty enough to make me Ayodhya uncomfortable while reading this book and he was actually funny as opposed to dan marshall whose desperate clownishness made that book such a drag to read this one on the other hand just flows in a delightful way i d been reading a book i just couldn t get into so i picked this one Principles For Personal Growth up before bed intending to read a chapter or two to get a sense of it and i ended The Hindu Young World up staying La Boda de Helena up Tute para llevar / Tute to Take Along until 5 in the morning and finishing the whole damn thing the fact that it s mostly written in these little bite sized fragments makes it incredibly zoomy to read and you re propelled from one little chunk of a memory one filed away statistic one anecdote heard along the way one fragment of life after another not even necessarily connected by anything obvious mirroring the way things float your own head with your own memories i mean i assume i don t know your headhere are a few samples so you can get a sense of it the way it moves but they re not necessarily in the book order or even the complete snippet i ve selected to suit my own tastes and interests You are nine years old You have saved your money from allowance and mowing lawns and harvesting potatoes at Johnson s Farm and you have purchased Bruce Springsteen s Born to Run at the Sam Goody at the mallYou look at the cover Bruce Springsteen is cool He s got a guitar Guitar players are cool even at nine years old you know that much Your dad who s a narcotics officer says Springsteen s dressed like a homeless fucking hippie By nine you have already decided where homeless fucking hippie falls in relation to narcotics officer on the bell graph of cool You have given two blow jobs in your life The first was purely out of curiosity You wanted to know what it was like And it was if not something you really wanted to repeat interesting You think cocks are pretty interesting You think they would be a lot interesting if they were attached to women A friend tells you that in twenty three of the last twenty seven ring deaths in professional boxing the father was the cornerman It makes sense A fighter in trouble would never A Summer of Drowning uit on his father no matter what kind of relationship they had And a fighter A Way in the World A Novel unable to protect himself is too far gone By the time a punch can kill you you re not even conscious enough to Scaramouche uit The fighter is helpless Only the cornerman throwing in the towel can save him Twenty three fathers didn t throw that towel If Audrey Hepburn shaved her head and looked like you should never ever fuck with her she might have looked like Michelle Easter You are smitten She at best doesn t seem to be Knowing something may make it a fact but feeling something makes it a truth And the truth is you are trapped You have nowhere left to go that doesn t make you feel like your life has added Poemas de uevedo up in the end and despite some great moments to you being a loser who just can t stay clean Who can t keep people happy Who can t function in this world You re done Defeated You are in love with Lisa who once left you for a woman but is now sleeping with you again and she has always wanted to fuck on a bed of rose petals She has had this fantasy for years The night before her birthday you and your friend Nick pull every last rose from the Boston Common You pay Nick with a baggie of pot and he wanders off down Charles Street You put the clipped rose heads in five gallon paint buckets and carry the buckets over to Lisa s apartment and you pluck all the petals and spread them on her bed before she gets home from her late poetry class It does not end well Roses have insects Lots of them But at least you tried And you showed Lisa that she most certainly did not from then on want a bed of rose petalsin a way this book reminds me of The World is on Fire Scrap Treasure and Songs of the Apocalypse in which personal memoir alternates with history pop culture song lyrics and all sorts of other stuff in a poetical slipstreamy journey about endings i guess joni tevis doesn t write hers in nuggets like this but the Mario Benedetti Un Mito Discretisimo a Reserved Legend Spanish Edition unexpected connective tissues between her associative leaps are similar and they stir the same dream logic parts of the brain as this one Liar is earthier and ruder and debauched than tevis focus but it definitely awakens the same mind pockets in me anyway again your brain differs from my brain and is likely better at mathfast funny and not too douchey what could you want from a book let s call it a four i ve been feeling very four y lately35 4 somewhere in there i ll probably figure it out while i m reviewing it which is coming LGMcome to my blog

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Rob Roberge ☆ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Liar A Memoir î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB N and out existence cobbled together across the country from musicians’ crashpads around Boston to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselv. Thank you to Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book I absolutely loved this book This is Roberge s memoir Snippets and pictures of parts of his life He was a hard drinking drug addicted sex addict who has bipolar disorder Always brutally honest and at times hard to read Roberge is putting down his life story because he may not remember it later He has had so many concussions in hi lifetime that doctors are afraid he may suffer from CTE a degenerative brain disease that can only be diagnosed post mortem The coolest part of this book is the writing style It is told completely in the second person He writes as if you the reader are experiencing everything he has It is incredibly powerful and moving I loved this book for its honesty in examining mental illness It helps stop the stigma associated with talking about it Well done