Sep 7, 2010

Book Review - More Than It Hurts You

More Than It Hurts YouMore Than It Hurts You by Darin Strauss

I'm not sure how I feel about this book just yet. First, it's a tough topic (muchausen by proxy) and deals with an 8-month old baby who is gravely ill. Not easy to read about when you have a little one at home. Second, the writing is a bit choppy at times. I have issues with reading things that don't flow. Third, I don't know how I feel about the main characters. The father is not all that sympathetic. In fact, he lets his wife make all the decisions...and she's more concerned about what the docs think of her than she is about her baby. How can I read this book if I don't like anyone (aside from the baby)? I'm going to give it a few more chapters.

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Anonymous said...

How can you not like it??? It's about our families "favorite" mental illness?! LOL

tracyellen said...

It's not the Munchausen that bothers me. It's the father. He acts like a total weenie and I can't believe anyone would act that way if their child was in the hospital. All he does is let his wife make these really horrible decisions even though he questions them himself.

I gave up, by the way. Maybe I'll go back to it later, but for now I'm reading a different book.