Eva Blanco ”Ohana: Happiness is a Choice”

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ohana: Happiness is a Choice is a book about one woman’s descent into hell – a hell so pervasive that her very survival was threatened. It is an inspirational story of her strength, will to survive and love of family – pushing her to overcome great obstacles and emerge from the depths of abject poverty, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, and self-sabotage. It tells the powerful story of a woman who refused to allow anything to defeat her – not a man, not drugs or alcohol, and not even her own body.

Born in 1960 in a small village in Spain, author Eva Blanco became a pioneer in her family. At a young age, Blanco knew she needed more than small town life could offer. She left for England to learn English and explore a new life in a different country and culture. Before long, she found herself in the United States – the place where her downward spiral would begin.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Published by Eva Blanco

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Laimēju Goodreads izlozē

Vērtējums/Rating: 2.5/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Evai dzīve noteikti nav bijusi no tām vieglākajām, bet arī pašas rīcība un izvēles nav to atvieglojušas un drīzāk pasliktinājušas situāciju.

Daļēji varētu piekrist priekšvārdā minētajam, ka viņa ir stipra, bet stiprums tiek pielietots tur, kur to varētu pielietot citādi. Viens, kas kaitināja visvairāk(kaut arī šī ir non-fiction grāmata) bija Evas konstanti pieļautās kļūdas + bezmaz tās pašas katru reizi.

Tas, ka par spīti visam, Eva spēj cīnīties ar vēzi, tiešām ir apbrīnojami, kā arī attiecības ar bērniem. Bet nosaukumā minētais vārds Ohana izskaidrots vien pēdējā lapaspusē, kad jau biju paspējis pabrīnīties, kādēļ tas minēts.

                                                                                                                                                

Life for Eva hasn’t been from the easy ones but her actions and life choices didn’t make them better.

I could partly agree mentioned in Forward that Eva is strong but she could have used it somewhere and somehow more useful. One thing that irritated me (although this is non-fiction book) was the constant and almost identical mistakes Eva made.

Despite all that Eva manages to fight with cancer which is really amazing, also relationships with her children. But in the title mentioned Ohana is explained only in the last page when I already had a chance to wonder about it.


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