Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PATCHWORK REALITY by Pauline Hansen

Through a series of dreams and delusions, Curtis Hansen becomes convinced that he and his wife, Pauline, are part of an intricate game devised for the entertainment of wealthy onlookers. To win, the couple must stay together despite a series of temptations and trials designed to break up their marriage. After playing “The Game” with Curtis for nine arduous years, Pauline makes a shocking discovery. Read the riveting, true account of her decade in the dark and her return to reality after Curtis is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

What an amazing way to deal with what life has handed you. Pauline uses humor and tears and writes a book. 

This story tells of a mental disorder, work, family, cruddy living conditions, anger, love and forgiveness. I caught a glimpse into my own home life growing up.

Pauline gives a personal story, straight from her heart and life and asks us to only understand. Understand what she went through, how much she loves her husband and family and why she is the person she is today. 

I read this well-written and insightful book in a day.

4 STARS

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