|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
I love reading memoirs and learning all about someone else's life experiences. They make you think and reflect about your own journey in life. So, I was excited to pick up Sara Arnell's memoir, There Will Be Lobster: Memoir Of A Midlife Crisis. First off, what did the title mean, and secondly, what an eye-popping book cover. I was intrigued and so I dove right in. And, I read and I read some more. However, I had to stop reading, because I just could not get through the book. I liked the anecdotal essay style that Arnell used to share her personal stories. I just don't think I liked Arnell's stories. I couldn't really relate, and normally, I can always find a way to relate to what I'm reading. I just found myself wondering why I was reading this book. I think my feelings of disconnect stemmed from the memoir's lack of emotional depth. It just felt like the author wanted to write about something, but not truly address the emotional impact of the situation. Instead of sharing about something, she just told us about something. There's a huge difference between sharing and telling, and this book is all about the telling. All in all, the book was just not my cup of tea.
I'd definitely recommend reading the other book bloggers' reviews to get some other opinions of this book - some really seemed to dig There Will Be Lobster, so I may just be in the minority. Here's the link to the TLC Book tour schedule for: There Will Be LobsterThank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!