You All Grow Up and Leave Me was super disturbing. Piper Weiss is complicated! And she admits that. I love her relationship with her mom, though. And her willingness to admit that she knows her mom loves her and she loves her mom. I think that is cool.
This is the story of Gary Wilensky. And Weiss's raw and real feelings about him and who she was in his life and who she maybe wanted to be.
I do think that Weiss is harder on herself than she needs to be. But that is what makes this book so well done. She is very real and honest and willing to share.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.