Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Review - Perfection A Memoir by Julie Metz

This is a memoir of the life of Julie Metz. Her husband died suddenly at the young age of 44. They did have their share of problems and she said they couldn't get through a week without yelling at each other. Even her young daughter confessed that sometimes daddy was mean to her. She had no idea of the secret life that he lived though. There were little clues when she got looking back on her life, but she didn't realize them at the time.

She found out that Henry was having an affair with a family friend, and a bunch of other women. She got possession of his journals, and couldn't believe what he wrote. He didn't even sound like the man that she knew. She began to question what is real. Her daughter meant so much to her and she began to think she was the only thing in her life that was real. She decided to call each and every one of the women.

Julie and her friend Anna who was going through a divorce went to Maine to Julie and Henry's house. It brought back a lot of memories for her. She remembered back to when she met Henry. He was actually with his girlfriend and he gave Julie his number written on a napkin. She never called him because she didn't want to be the "other woman". Later, she met him again. She rembered him as the napkin guy.

I have never read a memoir before, but I am so glad I read this one. I couldn't believe this was actually someone's life. Julie had a lot to deal with, but it seems like she got through it all and made herself a better person.
The only thing about his book that bothers me is the end where she has a boyfriend named Will. In the acknowledgements she mentions Clark, like he is her husband or boyfriend or something. I just wondered what happened to Will.

I liked this book and gave it 4 stars!

1 comment:

  1. This has been on my tbr list for a while. NIce review!