I have been reading a couple books while nursing Markus and taking my mandatory strongly recommended daily baths (to help with healing). One I just completed is “The Glass Castle.”
This memoir describes the ups and downs (mostly downs) of Jeannette Walls, from age three to adulthood. I found my jaw on the floor page after page, not able to believe that the stories she tells are her own experiences. The family is a bit rough around the edges, and the language reflects that. But overall, I recommend this book–it will, to use a cliche’, broaden your horizons and make you view your fellow man in a different way.