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Owner of a Lonely Heart by Beth Nguyen

I always love her memoirs and writing in general and this one filled in some gaps in her life’s story.

I love how she writes about her biological mother and how fraught that relationship is. She writes very honestly about her father and how he has changed into a very different man with her children than he was as a father to her. She writes with a lot of depth and the stories she chooses to share really illuminate what she is talking about and the greater theme of the book as well.

Nothing seems random or out of place which is more common in memoirs and personal essay collections than you’d think! I think a lot of authors struggle with this but I always feel like her books flow well. She writes plainly but with emotion in a way I really appreciate.

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