You Are a Complete Disappointment: A Triumphant Memoir of Failed Expectations
Let’s get real here: the title of this book was one of the last things the author’s father said to him before dying. That is absolutely #?&#$! brutal, the capper to a lifetime of soul-crushing mental abuse. Thankfully, Mike Edison is a successful musician and writer who has turned those heartbreaking words into a funny, thought-provoking narrative in You Are a Complete Disappointment.
An introspective piece exploring the author’s journey of self-acceptance after a devastating last encounter with his father, this book is the ultimate of example of the old axiom, “living well is the best revenge.” Edison shares his failures, foibles, and successes with honesty and humor, allowing readers to experience how he lived under his father’s unforgiving microscope but never let it prevent him from being himself and discovering the path that he was meant to walk rather than the one his father tried to force on him.
Inspirational without being cloying or cheap, hilarious because we can sympathize with thoughts of our lowest moments, and crafted with a gentle touch, You Are a Complete Disappointment is eye-opening in more ways than one.