Reviews

  • Fierce, lyrical, and lucid memoir

    Siri Hustvedt
  • A profoundly articulate and harrowing memoir of a family grappling with addiction... I was impressed and moved

    A. M. Homes
  • A short, intense and moving memoir... a poignant and at times harrowing account that testifies to the resilience of the human spirit

    Tatler
  • Powerful and spare... her elisions and prevarications have a striking effect

    The Observer
  • Such a unique and haunting story to tell

    The Sunday Times
  • What gives this book its astonishing power is not the guilt, but the intelligence and literary skill. Beautifully structured... Rausing sets the scene with painterly delicacy and then steps back to analyse the implications of what she has revealed

    The Guardian
  • A deeply felt memorial to a lost brother...a finely written memoir

    Literary Review
  • Riveting, clear-sighted and exceptionally articulate...heartbreaking...her literary and psychoanalytic fluency gives the book an impact that feels arrestingly honest

    Daily Telegraph
  • Touched by its bravery, sincerity and the frequent beauty of the writing

    The Times
  • In this slim, stoic memoir... Rausing thoughtfully, painstakingly, works a deep groove into the stubborn surface of certain bedevilling questions: "How do you write about addiction?"... I nodded and sometimes cried. I wanted to invite the author over for tea

    The Millions