Having nearly finished reading the "Sickened" book, I am of two minds whether it is a truly accurate memoir - or depiction of the author's life - or if it is mostly fabricated 'fact'. Some things just don't gel. The author writes, "Memories that hang the heaviest are the easiest to recall"; and she certainly has some 'heavy' memories. But are they real? Suffice to say, I don't recommend reading this book. It is an unhappy read, with quite bizarre subject matter and weird recollections that often don't ring true. But, that's just my opinion. Who am I to question such a story?
As for the claim that the 'heavy' memories ar the easiest to recall...in my opinion such 'heavy' memories may be readily available to recall, but there is nothing 'easy' about such recollections.
Then again, just my opinion.
All families have memories and the memories of family members are often very different.
The writer, Beth Yahp, wrote in an anthology etitled, 'Sisters', “Our memory is a house we enter through different doors, in which we seldom encounter each other and are always surprised that we don’t…”
How very true.
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