Fangirl Book Review
I’m a lucky one within the DOC. Why you ask? I got an advanced e-copy of Kerri’s book, Balancing Diabetes. I knew that it was coming, and I knew I’d love reading it, but I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I actually did. I have never once finished reading a book about/for/by (you get the idea) diabetes. I vowed to myself to finish it, but I didn’t expect that I would finish it within 24 hours. As I said on Goodreads: I LOVED reading it! Once I started, I just couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day. I was nodding my head in agreement to so many things that Kerri has experienced. I was crying on some pages and laughing on others. I felt as though I know every person she has included in this book. This is fabulous!
Ok. Honesty. I got the book because I’m in the book. But if you want to skip over all the parts I helped with, I would be glad. As I was talking to a friend about it and talking about how I feel about it and what I assisted with I sent her (a longer version of) this: I wish there was another perspective in there about dating. I have no idea what I’m doing. But I get drunk and nervous and text Kerri and she laughs so I’m in her book. I think what other people have to say about relationships is amazing. And you should read that.
The chapter on sibling relationships was the most eye opening for me. There never was another child in the house who had to adjust to the new me. There was never another child who’s life was completely impacted by diabetes. It was always just me. I have always been fascinated (& jealous) by sibling relationships, and this part of the book was a real eye opener for me.
The most important part of this book is not diabetes. It’s that Kerri has used her powerful voice, along with others, to show that life doesn’t stop. We might all be different. We might all have varying interests. No matter what, we all need to live. We all can.
*It took me forever to write this post because I couldn’t incorporate the text message without being embarrassed by it. I’m still embarrassed, but such is life.