This Is Not A Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan
THIS IS NOT A PITY MEMOIR
It is very rare that I devour a book in a day. I’m just not that kind of reader and I am often left in awe of those who can simply inhale them in one sitting. But with this one, it was impossible to do anything but. I was up until after 1am reading which if you know me, you’ll know is waaaaay past my bedtime. And, what’s more, I fully intended to take this one away with me (see yesterday’s pic where it’s firmly ensconced in my case) but alas, that ain’t gonna happen now as I’ve read it so fast!
In this brand new memoir, the prolific talent that is screenwriter @abimorgan9 details what happened to her and her family when she found her then partner (now husband) Jacob collapsed on the bathroom floor at their home. What happens next is hard to believe — whilst there is most certainly something very, very wrong as his condition carries on deteriorating, Jacob’s scans continue to come back fine.
It is decided that Jacob must be put into an induced coma. He won’t wake up for seven months. And, when he’s done, a life, a family already thrown into shocking territory now finds itself facing a completely new story. It is also around this time Morgan finds her own health is on precarious ground. Oh and let’s not forget the small matter of a global pandemic. Life will never be the same again.
Morgan is an award winning writer and its hardly surprising that she writes this book in a way that I can only describe as completely magical. The title reflects what it is — and indeed what it is not, because it is absolutely not a pity memoir. It is not sentimental in any way and there is real, laugh out loud humour in here too. I loved it, I soaked it in and it inspired me. I urge you to read it. It really is utter magic ~ S