How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship by Eva Hagberg Fisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Length: 240 pages
On the Episode 195 of All the Books, Rebecca Joines Schinsky talked about How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship, and like serendipity, my approval from NetGalley came through!
While I think some people will find this book a little dry and slow-moving, I loved every page of it. Having similar feelings about friendships and connection, I related to that portion of her story very much. But my real love for this book came when she wrote about her personal experience with being sick. As many of you know, I lost my mama to cancer so it was so valuable for me to read about someone’s personal experience dealing with illness, pain, and their thoughts and feelings while enduring their suffering.
There were so many takeaways from this book for me: what it means to be a friend, how to accept (and sometimes ask for) help, surrendering to your life looks and how that may look differently to others, and endurance. It was beautifully written with metaphors that captured my mind and emotions; it won’t be a book that I soon forget.