Good morning folks! Today I am pleased to present my review of a book that is not a Fantasy or Romance novel but gained my interest nonetheless. I have agreed to post my unbiased, unsolicited and unpaid review as a stop on Ms. Poikilos’ Virtual Book Tour.
side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, shehas a string of adoring friends. Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, “You are sick.”
thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hideher condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster.
Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning forherself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changesin her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me,My Brains Have Stepped Out.
Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out is an in-depth look into the dynamics of the human relationship as seen through the eyes of a woman dealing with a rare neurological disorder. Through letters written to a father long dead, she reveals her experiences with fair-weather friends and the family members and lovers who abuse and abandon her as she copes with her diagnosis, brain surgery and recovery. She covers the almost daily hypocrisies and instances of blatant stupidity of the human experience, often wondering if it is actually she who has the brain disease and not the rest of society, while emphasizing the importance of hope, inner strength and perseverance. This is very deep and heavy reading and although you can easily get through this book in one sitting it can be overwhelming if you try. But as with a thick rich piece of double fudge devil’s food cake, why wolf it down when you can savor the experience a bit at a time? Anya’s views are almost philosophical in nature and will have you nodding along as you think back to your own experiences in life.