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Find all of my reviews at Soooooooooooooooooooooo apparently this is a thingWhich of course I didn t know about but somehow was well prepared for anyway due to my lack of timely reviewing Here s a selection that I read on September 1st and never wrote imaged up.Full disclosure I was offered an advanced copy of Wild Game and took it as soon as I saw the comparison toI don t think I ll ever stop doubting why Average Joes feel thei Find all of my reviews at Soooooooooooooooooooooo apparently this is a thingWhich of course I didn t know about but somehow was well prepared for anyway due to my lack of timely reviewing Here s a selection that I read on September 1st and never wrote imaged up.Full disclosure I was offered an advanced copy of Wild Game and took it as soon as I saw the comparison toI don t think I ll ever stop doubting why Average Joes feel their story is one to be told, especially ones like The Glass Castle or this that air alllllllllllllllllllllll of the family s dirty laundry to the world I automatically assume it s due to the fact thatThat being said, I totally get why a publishing house would pick up this story because I pretty much looked like this while I was reading it There s just something about the trainwreck factor that sucks me right in And the story here about a mother using her child as her confidante as she engages in a decades long affair with her husband s best friend Malabar Barf, right How could she not be a complete douche would have made for a great Real Housewife of Cape Code and could have seriously used a copy of the APA s Textbook of Psychiatry4 Stars for the un put down able factor ARC provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in exchange for an honest review. I LOVED this memoir, couldn t put it down Elizabeth and I loved it so much that we chose it for the next Happier Podcast Book Club Read along, join in, we re talking to Adrienne Brodeur in the new year The subtitle says it all @Download Book å Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me Î A daughter s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come Ben Souther just kissed me Adrienne instantly became her mother s confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband s closest friend The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life and her mother on her own terms Wild Game is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make It s a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us An emotional memoir that I had to keep reminding myself was not a work of fiction.This was a quick, easy read because it was written in such a way that it almost felt like reading someone s diary You know that feeling of uncovering someone s deepest, darkest secrets you can t stop reading because you simply have to know how it all plays out That s exactly how I felt reading Wild Game I found myself shaking my head in disbelief often or wanting to grab the adults in Adrienne s life and g An emotional memoir that I had to keep reminding myself was not a work of fiction.This was a quick, easy read because it was written in such a way that it almost felt like reading someone s diary You know that feeling of uncovering someone s deepest, darkest secrets you can t stop reading because you simply have to know how it all plays out That s exactly how I felt reading Wild Game I found myself shaking my head in disbelief often or wanting to grab the adults in Adrienne s life and give them a good shake to wake them the hell up especially her mother, Malabar What a dysfunctional relationshipI could not believe how manipulative, self centered and selfish she was She thought of no one but herself and it was appalling how no one around noticed and were instead so enraptured by her Adrienne Brodeur s retelling of her painful youth and how it crippled her decision making and left her damaged was brutally honest Brodeur s memoir shines a positive light on self love and healing I applaude Adrienne for finally seeing her mother for what she was and for having the strength to live aself aware, positive and healthy life 3.5 StarsJust imagine it At the age of fourteen years old, Adrienne Brodeur is awoken in the middle of the night by her mother Malabar and is informed that her stepfather s best friend, Ben Souther just kissed her mother Malabar is excited and desperately wants advice from her fourteen year old daughter And so it begins Adrienne goes from being her mother s daughter to her confidante and the one she relies on most This goes on for the better part of a decade, while Malabar carries on an aff 3.5 StarsJust imagine it At the age of fourteen years old, Adrienne Brodeur is awoken in the middle of the night by her mother Malabar and is informed that her stepfather s best friend, Ben Souther just kissed her mother Malabar is excited and desperately wants advice from her fourteen year old daughter And so it begins Adrienne goes from being her mother s daughter to her confidante and the one she relies on most This goes on for the better part of a decade, while Malabar carries on an affair with Ben Souther, behind Charles , her husband s back, and behind Lily, Ben s wife s back Talk about Dysfunction Malabar never ever stops to think about the consequences suffered by anyone around her, least of all her own daughter Of course these events shape Adrienne s entire life How could they not WIld Game, My Mother, Her Lover and Me is a memoir by Adrienne Brodeur which is astounding and wholly unbelievable I simply could not fathom that a mother could do those things to their own daughter While this memoir is gripping, I was admittedly left wanting as there are moments that are written inof a tell v show style of writing that left me wishing I feltof Adrienne s emotions throughout Regardless, Adrienne s story is compelling enough that I couldn t help but be drawn into her story wondering how on earth she could survive such a dysfunctional, traumatic childhood and even thrive in adulthood This memoir is proof positive that strength conquers all Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Adrienne Brodeur for the galley to read and review.Published on Goodreads on 2.24.20 Hollow experience I understand that the author had a narcissistic, catty, every bad female stereotype put into one horrid woman mother, and I sympathize with her.However, other than the relationship between the author and her mother, this is a story about an extremely privileged woman and her family who regularly summers in beach houses, cares so much about a piece of jewelry that it defines her relationship with her mother, and was just planning on her parents financially supporting her when she upended her l I understand that the author had a narcissistic, catty, every bad female stereotype put into one horrid woman mother, and I sympathize with her.However, other than the relationship between the author and her mother, this is a story about an extremely privileged woman and her family who regularly summers in beach houses, cares so much about a piece of jewelry that it defines her relationship with her mother, and was just planning on her parents financially supporting her when she upended her life well into adulthood and the vapid issues that arise for people who live this kind of lifestyle while also lacking any ambition to do anything meaningful.For example, if you came from a single mother family that faced extreme financial hardship, your mother would be too busy working all the time, too stressed about money all the time, to be conspiring with her teenage daughter about how to have an affair with a married man If you came from an immigrant household, in which your parents faced adversaries in their home countries you have never and will never endure, your relationship with them is of gratitude, guilt, responsibility to make them proud, and many other layers, but having an elaborate affair that is the only thing you care about is the last thing anyone has time for The very concept of applying the situation presented in the book to either of these examples just sounds so laughable when put into perspective The author even says that she doesn t know what her mom was doing with her time while the author was going to school , which means she wasn t working They had an entire section of their mansion dedicated to the help, so she wasn t doing house cleaning either The conflict presented in this book seems like something only people with almost no responsibilities, no financial hardships, and no jobs could have the time for.I suppose my point is just that if you were raised in any way less spoiled than the author was a very easy bar to meet , I don t think you ll find much meaningfulness or beneficial life lessons from this story Still, it was an entertaining read, kind of like how TV shows of the frivolously wealthy e.g Gossip Girl are entertaining But, it wasn t as profound or chilling for me as the reviews made it seem Why I love itby Jessica TurnerI m not a big nonfiction reader, but I devoured Wild Game pun intended As a mother of three kids, I m acutely aware of the role I have in their life and appreciate the sacred gift to usher them into adulthood Maybe that explains my shock and utter dismay over this true story of the author Adrienne s relationship with her mother, Malabar The ways in which Malabar repeatedly crossed lines that should never be crossed was unconscionable.In Wild Game, Malabar pursu Why I love itby Jessica TurnerI m not a big nonfiction reader, but I devoured Wild Game pun intended As a mother of three kids, I m acutely aware of the role I have in their life and appreciate the sacred gift to usher them into adulthood Maybe that explains my shock and utter dismay over this true story of the author Adrienne s relationship with her mother, Malabar The ways in which Malabar repeatedly crossed lines that should never be crossed was unconscionable.In Wild Game, Malabar pursues an affair with her disabled husband s best friend, using her daughter, Adrienne, as a distraction, confidante, and accomplice to keep her relationship a secret and ensure its success Adrienne s desire to protect her mother a deeply flawed but undeniably magnetic woman and her blindness to the inappropriateness of her mother s actions is heart wrenching I was dumbfounded at the manipulation and selfishness of Adrienne s mother.Wild Game is sure to be one of 2019 s must read memoirs, and fans of The Glass Castle and Educated will love that it is similarly compulsively readable I read it in 24 hours and am still thinking about it weeks later Adrienne s mother is as enigmatic as she is selfish how could anyone act like this You ll be talking about just that with friends, strangers anyone who will listen for a long time.Readat Wild Game My Mother, Her Lover and Me is the story of Adrienne Brodeur s tumultuous relationship with her mother, Malabar The fateful night setting their relationship on its course occurs when Adrienne is just 14 Her mother wakes her up from sleeping to inform Adrienne she s just been kissed by Ben Souther, her husband s best friend Adrienne becomes an accomplice to this secret affair and while not wholly responsible, helps keep it alive for years to come, as she perpetually seeks her mothe Wild Game My Mother, Her Lover and Me is the story of Adrienne Brodeur s tumultuous relationship with her mother, Malabar The fateful night setting their relationship on its course occurs when Adrienne is just 14 Her mother wakes her up from sleeping to inform Adrienne she s just been kissed by Ben Souther, her husband s best friend Adrienne becomes an accomplice to this secret affair and while not wholly responsible, helps keep it alive for years to come, as she perpetually seeks her mother s love, affection, and approval I was not wooed by Malabar s charm I found her to be manipulative, whiny, and selfish, particularly in her treatment of those she loved It s clear she loved herself above all else It was baffling to see how Malabar treated her daughter, putting her in an unfair position at such a young age, asking Adrienne to participate in the facilitation of her sneaking around It was also surprising how long Adrienne put up with her mother s antics, well into her own adult life At 14, I felt for her At 30, it was harder You can love your parents and disagree with their belief actions At some point, as a coherent adult, you accept this and act accordingly When I was offered an ARC of Wild Game, I gratefully accepted, intrigued by its premise Even anticipating that I d enjoy it, I m pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the book I thought the story was fascinating and I was dying to see how things would play out I loved the way this one was written Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review I don t remember much about the experience of reading this book beyond the fact that I had trouble putting it down.I love memoirs I sometimes struggle to read nonfiction because I love stories, but there s a specific part of my love of stories that s dedicated to those that are true Autobiographies and memoirs, even of mundane or unknown lives, will never cease to intrigue me, because people and their existences are endlessly fascinating.This was no exception.This particular story is relativel I don t remember much about the experience of reading this book beyond the fact that I had trouble putting it down.I love memoirs I sometimes struggle to read nonfiction because I love stories, but there s a specific part of my love of stories that s dedicated to those that are true Autobiographies and memoirs, even of mundane or unknown lives, will never cease to intrigue me, because people and their existences are endlessly fascinating.This was no exception.This particular story is relatively unremarkable It details one young girl s complicity in her mother s infidelity, the mother using the daughter for support and deceit and help It s not world shaking The idea of it doesn t automatically call for permanent recording in published pages But it s beautifully written and real and somehow suspenseful and I truly enjoyed reading it Bottom line Maybe there s an overwhelming influx of memoirs of late, but there will never seem to be too many for me u n p u t d o w n a b l e.review to come 4 stars oh my god the drama thanks to HMH for the arc