Glue

Glue Glue is a meditation on grief and addiction the loss of loved ones and our incredible power to rebuild ourselves after everything falls apart Heartbreaking honest and all too human Glue is one of

  • Title: Glue
  • Author: Constance Ann Fitzgerald
  • ISBN: 9781621052272
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Glue is a meditation on grief and addiction, the loss of loved ones, and our incredible power to rebuild ourselves after everything falls apart Heartbreaking, honest, and all too human, Glue is one of the most powerful books of the year.

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    1. A book for anyone who has experienced the nauseous void of loss and has tried to put the pieces back together, even if some are missing. Our tears bind us.

    2. I feel terrible giving less than 5 stars to a book so visceral and heartfelt, but a my new year's resolution of complete honesty when reviewing it still holding up so I would feel even worse giving it 5 starts on principle although it would deserve itUE is more or less a grieving journal narrated at the second person. I don't know whether any of it is true, but I assume it is since the narrator's father is named Ray and Fitzgerald dedicated the book to her parents Ray and Pat in the foreword. Gr [...]

    3. Emotionally raw, this thin memoir touches upon loss, addiction, and healing with stark and straightforward prose. It’s sorrowful, yet at the same time hopeful, and although the particular details of each person’s life story may not exactly echo that of the author, the truths and realizations she comes to continuously throughout the narrative should resonate with just about everyone. It takes a lot to go this deep, and as a reader, it takes a lot to allow it deeply into you as well. This is a [...]

    4. I read this in one sitting, and that might have been a mistake, because it got me all worked up emotionally. I should have gotten up and taken a breath, but the book just compels you to keep going. There is seriously a lot to absorb in here for such a small book. It's about dealing with death, and not dealing with death, and how the ones you love always stay with you in some way, even if it's not necessarily the way you would have liked. There's no pretension here. No navel-gazing. It's very rea [...]

    5. This one left me feeling very, very sad. I mean, I seriously need to go hug my parents right now. This is such a quick, and extremely powerful little book. I’ll definitely be picking up Constance’s other book soon. Highly recommended.

    6. Melancholy, remorseful, confessional, yet universal. Such a beautiful and moving book, I read it in single sitting. Very highly recommended.

    7. At first, I thought Glue was an avant-garde art book. You know, like all the pages were glued together, making it strange and unreadable. But boy oh boy was I wrong. It is called Glue because it glues your mind to the page and the characters. Written in second person, you become them and they become you. And it does this in 82 tiny pages (thank god), because if it were any longer, my heart would melt from emotional overload. This emotional memoir is a motherfucking masterpiece. As the back of th [...]

    8. There​ ​is​ ​much​ ​to​ ​say​ ​about​ ​book,​ ​so​ ​much​ ​I​ ​related​ ​to,​ ​that​ ​I​ ​was​ ​honestly​ ​caught​ ​off-guard.​ ​It pulls​ ​no​ ​punches​ ​and​ ​will​ ​disrupt​ ​you.​ ​Glue​ ​is​ ​striking,​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​candid,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​resonant quality​ ​you​ ​cannot​ ​deny.​ ​​It’s​ ​​symbolism​​ ​​had​​ ​​me​ [...]

    9. This short book is about coping with tragedy and grief. It doesn't so much philosophize about our grief process as describe it. That in and of itself is enlightening.The book is the right length to accomplish its task. If it were longer I would not have completed it. It was a bit of a challenge to pick up every time I wanted to read. That is because of the heavy subject matter.I feel I have a greater understanding of my personal grief process after reading this.

    10. Fitzgerald's "Glue" is one of those books that hits you right in the gut, collapsing you and gasping for air. It's an emotionally powerful exploration of guilt, loss, grief, love, and the forces that bind us to those we love and are closest to. "Glue" also explores the kindness that people can be capable of; how a stranger on a plane can slightly ease your pain by buying you a drink, or your roommate loaning you their credit card so you can book your flight to see your parents after they've been [...]

    11. This is a beautiful examination of loss and heartache, a glimpse into moments surrounding grief that are both surreal and brutally real. Few authors are this gifted at articulating emotional devastation, and even fewer authors can move me to tears.

    12. “A woman who had…gone down a really dark path, and then decided she wanted more for herself. So, she went out and got it.” This describes Constance Ann Fitzgerald in a nutshell.I have tremendous admiration and respect for this author.I too finished this book in one sitting. In less than two hours. The use of second person pulls us deeply into the unfolding events: hard, searing, tragic events.From here on I will write the rest of this review in second person, complete with fragments, as a [...]

    13. Ummm, wow. I read parts of this in the writing group I'm in with the author, so, of course I pre-ordered it and knew I'd like at least the parts I'd read. But damn. This book is so powerful. The use of second tense practically turns the pages for you, and the heartache pulls the salt from your eyes unbidden. Grief, denial of grief, bad choices and so much human pack themselves into this tiny pink book. Incredible.

    14. You know a book is good when it makes you better able to show your parents and siblings that you love them deeply. Not only did Glue made me unafraid to express my feelings, but it also reminded me that no one we love should be taken for granted.The main character is utterly relatable, endearing and winsome. Spending that moment with her was a very cherishable experience. The author tackles a difficult subject matter with talent and tact, which I believe is a rare quality. Let me put it bluntly: [...]

    15. Absolutely incredible book. I busted out in tears a few times. I read this in 2 sittings because I had to take a small emotional break for a night and let the first 50 pages sink in before I could handle the rest. Absolutely stunning for such a small book. I can't wait to read more by Ms.Fitzgerald.

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