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For an hour or so, this personal tragedy irritated me and made me feel uncomfortable. However, what at first seems like dishonesty soon reveals itelf to be an entirely truthful and extremely upsetting study of ugliness not so far removed.
The author deals with questions and pain that thankfully most of us have never had to ponder. He reveals himself to be no better or worse than most of us. From his personal tragedy we can learn to be kinder, better people.
I recommend this book for anyone not afraid to plum the depths of emotion and the troubled mind.
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What was one of the most memorable moments of My Lobotomy?
There is a lot to take in, but the confrontation with his father was fascinating and heartbreaking for sure.
Which scene was your favorite?
His time at the special school - which was closed down - was entertaining.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The way in which the so-called doctor acted and behaved disgusted me beyond words. Also, Howard's father was particularly shocking in his reaction and excuses.
Any additional comments?
I hesitated to get this book for years, as the title seems too harsh. But believe me, it's a touching story about a young man who overcomes many heart-wrenching obstacles. Howard really is inspirational.
Above all, this story is more proof that parents need to spend more time with their kids, and not be so hasty as to put them on psychiatric drugs. Often, if you correct the problems at home, your kids might likewise improve their behavior.
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