Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book Review: Slightly Dented Halos by LA Jackson

Slightly Dented Halos is a creative nonfiction story about the author's real-life experiences after inviting elderly in-laws to move into her home. From comical anecdotes of combining two disparate household styles to the heartbreaking depiction of the father-in-law as his life ends, the author provides a panoramic look into her life.

The largest generation in history is entering the golden years, with adult children left to make decisions about the care of their elders. Slightly Dented Halos provides no instruction but rather a sense of togetherness and empathy for others facing the choices of nursing homes, elder care, hospice and end-of-life issues.


This was a delightful book.  LA Jackson doesn't hold anything back, she tells us the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Gus is depressed and rather grumpy, he just wants to stay at home.  Betts is a scatter-brained do-gooder who enjoys helping others as well as sprinkling crumbs across the kitchen counter.  Slightly Dented Halos is full of amusing anecdotes and sad stories.

The book tackles a big issue in today's society, the growing population of elderly needing care.  The decision to put someone in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions any child could ever face.  LA Jackson tackles it head on with grace and humor.

You'll laugh and cry over this book.

*Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from the publisher through a blog giveaway.  I was not required to write a positive interview.

 I give this book 4 Bookworms.

Format: Ebook
File Size:  1122 kb
Publisher:  ireadiwrite Publishing; 1 edition (March 16, 2011)

1 comment:

  1. I reviewed this one as well and felt the same. Really enjoyable! Great review.