White Elephants

Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird - White Elephants, White Elephants Elephant in the middle of the living room That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems Hindsight is what brings the elephant into focus Somehow Chyn

  • Title: White Elephants
  • Author: Chynna Laird
  • ISBN: 9780982624326
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird - White Elephants, White Elephants Elephant in the middle of the living room That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems Hindsight is what brings the elephant into focus Somehow Chyn

White Elephants, Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird, White Elephants, Chynna Laird, White Elephants Elephant in the middle of the living room That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems Hindsight is what brings the elephant into focus Somehow Chynna T Laird began to see at age five the bulky creature crowding her family And from that time as the child Tammy she took on a sense of responsibility to her mother farElephant in th. Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird - White Elephants, White Elephants Elephant in the middle of the living room That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems Hindsight is what brings the elephant into focus Somehow Chyn

  • Unlimited White Elephants - by Chynna Laird
    323Chynna Laird
White Elephants

Comments White Elephants

  1. I tend to measure the books I read by what happens when I am not actually reading them When I set the book down, does it speak to me Does it push me to pick it back up Does it suck me in and hold me there and then when the story is over, does it stay with me To me that is a 5 star book and White Elephants was exactly that When I started the memoir, I had no idea how the story would go, I was quickly sucked in by Chynna s words and when I had to set the book down to do something else, I quickly c [...]


  2. White Elephants by Chynna LairdPublished by Eagle Wings Press ISBN 10 0982624328ISBN 13 978 0982624326 At the request of WOW Tours, a PDF was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion Synopsis from Elephant in the middle of the living room That is one way of explaining how a family walks around the invisible presence of huge problems Hindsight is what brings the elephant into focus Somehow, Chynna T Laird began to see at age five the bulky creature crowding her family And from that time as t [...]


  3. Everyone knew something was terribly wrong with her mother, but nobody did anything about itthat is until Chynna T Laird wrote White Elephants.Chynna T Laird and I met while I was on my WOW Women on Writers blog tour last June She graciously hosted me on her White Elephants website and later wrote a review of my memoir, Leaving the Hall On, which she posted on another one of her blogs, The Gift Blog When my tour was over I reached out to Chynna because I realized how much we had in common most n [...]


  4. White Elephants is a bittersweet account of a life lived through huge adversities, which sadly, many will be able connect with this all too familiar scenario Chynna accounts for each phase of her life, the good, bad, and ugly not only living through and surviving, but learning from and thriving She lets us peak into her childhood all the way to present day in a no nonsense manner, without diving too far into the bowels of despair, but enough for you to get the picture As with any child, all she [...]


  5. The last time I read a memoir this psychologically captivating was This Boy s Life by Tobias Wolff which, yes, was made into a movie starring Robert De Niro and a young Leonardo DiCaprio The image of a white elephant, so precious despite its destructive nature to those caring for it, makes its presence known on every page Though gut wrenching and heart breaking, I felt compelled to keep reading to find out how the author portrayed as the innocent girl standing directly in the elephant s path had [...]


  6. I know that no matter what I say here, I can t do the book justice This is one of the most honest novels that I ve ever read Chynna has laid it all bare for the world to see, the abuse, the struggles, the faiulres, and ultimately her growth What I took away from her story was that even after everything life through at her, she managed to grow up and put her past aside so that she could have a future A lot of people get bogged down in the things they ve suffered in life, and it prevents them from [...]


  7. Chynna is a brave girl, grown into a brave woman She tells of survival of a childhood nobody ought to live through, but she did, and thrived Her mother, alcoholic and bipolar, continually put Chynna and her brother into abusive and neglected situations Love from extended family failed to stop the trauma Still it is a journey of hope and love, passing through drug and alcohol abuse as well as eating disorders You ll never be the same after you read WHITE ELEPHANTS.


  8. Honest and InspiringA Brave Story of SurvivalThere are books that resonate with you long after the last page is turned and Chynna Laird s memoir White Elephants is one of them This brave, bold memoir starts with the author then called Tami at age five overhearing her mother say I don t want them in a phone conversation with her grandmother Her mom was on one of her vacations, which was really an excuse to leave Tami and her brother with their grandparents so she could go on a drunken bender Hear [...]


  9. This memoir is an amazing read I don t give books a full 5 stars very easily, I am a very critical reader, so that really says something Review contains spoilers I have multiple close family members through many generations that have suffered with Bi Polar disorder their entire lives which is what made me take an interest in this book From the very first chapter I was completely sucked into the Author s world and found myself crying, laughing, and saying to myself wow, you too huh when all too f [...]


  10. Having lived with Bi polar relatives for a long time, in my view, this book was disappointing She told all the sad stories without a deep look into the causes and why s of allowing this behavior to keep happening She glosses over areas that deserved looking at and made too many excuses for the drug and alcohol episodes Again, it s just my opinion For others it may have been an eye opening read.


  11. White Elephants is an unflinchingly honest and equally compelling tale of the strength it takes to overcome the myriad vicissitudes of mental illness and addiction A story of damaged mother love, White Elephants is written with loving kindness while really taking the reader there, into that house, into that room We see that love, peace and happiness, while not easily achieved, are possible and that life can be what we choose to make it.



  12. I know that this book is just the best Read it, and be prepared to be into the book, and feel all the emotions in it