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I loved A Three Dog Life, the author's previously published memoir. I found it honest, deeply thoughtful and compelling. I had high hopes that What Comes Next might pick up where that book left off and continue along the same lines. No such luck.
Instead this book is jumpy, nervous, scattered and almost flighty. There are 150 short chapters in a book that only lasts 3 hours and 13 minutes. Some of these chapters last only one minute or really a sentence or two. It is very jarring, random and disconnected.
But worse than this--the whole feeling of the book puts the reader into the awful position of being the third wheel at lunch with two old best friends. These best friends laugh and argue about things that happened over their 30+ year friendship while you, the reader, just sit and listen. There is no attempt to include you, fill in detail as they speak in best friend "code" finishing each others cryptic sentences having a good laugh.
It left me cold, confused and excluded from a book that I think the author wrote for herself alone. No reader needed here. Sorry I wasted my time on this one.
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anyone weirder in the head than I should probably not be writing books... a little too much like looking in a mirror