Thursday, December 3, 2009

This Lovely Life

This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood by Vicki Forman is certainly popular in the disability blogging world.

It's the story of twins born at 23 weeks and the doctors refused the Do Not Resuscitate order. One twin dies and the other is multiply disabled.

It's told with brutal, heartbreaking honesty.

But it's not depressing. You can feel the mommy love she has for her surviving child, even seeking out alternative treatments.

As a parent with a child with a disability, I could certainly relate to many of her feelings.

Definitely worth reading. This one's up for grabs.


  1. ::Sigh:: A friend passed this book along to me a while back, and it's still sitting on my bookshelf, unopened. I'm afraid to read it because I know it's going to rip my heart out. That said, everyone I know who has read it says it's a very worthwhile read.

  2. Hi. I hope that I haven't hit my requeslimit with you yet because I'd really like to read this one. Pretty please?

  3. Oh thank you so much for the mention! And if you get more than one request, I'd be happy to send another reader a copy.

  4. Typing issues with my Crackberry last night. Sorry about that.

  5. Chrystal, I'll send you this and go ahead and send you Push. I can't find your address, can you email it to me again?