I have a stack of books in my office that I’d like to read. It’s almost as tall as I am. When Carli sent me her book I wasn’t sure how soon I’d be able to read it. I made the mistake of cracking it open just before dinner the same day it arrived.
I wasn’t able to put it down until I finished it late that night.
Carli writes with her emotions. Each of her words are drenched in the deep mental syrup that almost any of us know all too well. Just as you feel she’s going to take it too far, to over-saturate her work with all of the feelings and hard-fought words, she backs off a little bit and finds that great balance that makes for an enjoyable and moving read.
You won’t find any “how-to” help in this book, nor any of the mechanics of diabetes. This book is all about Carli growing up and learning to live with type 1 diabetes. We hear of school, camp, unhelpful doctors, dating, and some general misconceptions.
I ended the book wanting to know more of Carli. Maybe we can convince her to start a blog!
Carli’s book retails for about $15 on Amazon.com for the paperback, or about $10 for the kindle version. Carli sent me a review copy at no cost, but didn’t ask me to write (or not write) about it. She’s created a quality piece of work, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed it.
I hope you’ll check it out and will enjoy it as much as I did.
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“If the rest of the world understood the inability to actually control this disease, I think we would get a little more empathy and little less blame thrown our way.”— George Simmons, The B.A.D. Blog
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.