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The Department of Lost Found

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In this hopeful humorous and astonishingly deft debut Allison Winn Scotch explores what happens when a young woman thinks she's lost everything that matters' and ends up discovering what's truly important This is a novel that will leave you taking stock of what's important in your own life and never letting it goIt didn't start out as the worst day of Natalie Miller's life At 30 she is moving up the political ladder driven by raw ambition and ruthless determination As the top aide to New York's powerful female senator she works hard stays late and enjoys every bit of it even if the bills she's pushing th. This book really upset me but not at all in the way most of those who wrote reviews here were upset by the bookWhat upset me was the attitude of 'entitlement' that permeates the entire book The idea that someone who has an almost perfect life for 30 years but who then has it a little bit tough for a short period of time is hard done by just left me really shockedIt made me wonder if the author has any idea that for a huge percentage of the world's populationwell they would give anything to have had 30 years of such a perfect life; wonderful education beauty intelligence caring family and friends born into a wealthy country basic safety and security a job that pays well and is respectedEven with what happened to her she is still what better off and far lucky than probably 80 90% of people around the world She would STILL be one of the luckiest people I knowThe assumption underlying this book seemed to be that 'rich upper middle class Americans' and maybe rich people from other countries are owed a perfect life and have a right to feel very hard done by if anything bad ever happens to themWas it just me but was Nat's journey through cancerummm not very brave or amazing at all I thought she was really selfish and negative and well it was all very average Sure she could have coped with it worse but there was nothing at all remarkable with what she did either She was very hard to like I thought she didn't cope at all well or remarkablyThere was just no sense of gratitude at ALL for what she has already been given that I could see That seemed to be what she saw as just her due never mind that the vast majority of people are nowhere near so lucky Never mind that some people are far far ill and that this illness lasts for DECADES at a timeI did cry in this book I cried with envy at what she could still do and how not ill she was at the worst of her illness Like many people with serious chronic illnesses I would give anything to have even a day being only as 'ill' as she was On one of her worst days which was meant to make you feel so sorry for her she made some phone calls and left the houseMany of us can only DREAM of such luxuries and it has been YEARS since we experienced them Many of us could only dream too of getting even 10% of the uality of medical care and support from friends and family she received or being 10% as able to do things as she was Sure she has a 50% chance of death but she also had a 50% chance of having a perfectly normal life Something many of us have no chance of at allI cried when she was so mad she had to use a wheelchair for a few days too when so many people I know are bedboundhousebound and far too ill to use a wheelchair but would give anything to HAVE even a few days in one to leave the house even occasionally to see a doctor even occasionallyI think Nat was lucky Not brave not hard done by not amazing not at all inspirational but very very LUCKY I wonder does the author know what is happening in the world today That not everyone in the world is living such a charmed and perfect existence as the wealthy and privelleged characters in this book If so why is there not even a short acknowledgement of this The book seems to assume we are all living such charmed lives I found this uite offensive andignorantYes not everyone is in my situation but so many people are dealing with all sort of horrible things all their lives; kids with serious disabilites that they have to care for for decades being subject to severe abuse and neglect in childhood having a severe mental illness having your life put at risk for being gay in the wrong country living in extreme poverty and fearing your children will die every day and so on and so on All much worse than this mild but scary illnessand a charmed first 30 years of lifeIf you have had any real problems in life or have a serious chronic illness do not buy this book it will likely only upset you as it did me The writing was fine uite good even but the underlying social attitudes etc left a lot to be desired Perhaps her future books will be better though

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Rough do little to improve the lives of the senator's constituents And if her boyfriend isn't the sexiest guy alive at least he's a warm body to come home toThen he announces he's leaving But that news is barely a blip compared to what Natalie's doctor tells her She has breast cancer And she can't cure it by merely being headstrong Now the life Natalie must change is her ownAll her energy what little of it she has left must go into saving herself from a merciless disease So when she's not lying on the sofa recovering from her treatments and indulging in a curious addiction to The Price Is Right she reali. Ever since I heard about Allison Winn Scotch's debut novel The Department of Lost and Found I've been looking forward to reading it It's about Natalie Miller political assistant to the senator of New York shades of Hillary Clinton who's a total workaholic Then one day her boyfriend Ned discovers a lump in her breast and I'm trying not to use a cliche like 'her whole world turns upside down' but honestly her whole world does go A over TNot only does Ned pick the time immediately post diagnosis to confess he's been planning on leaving her for another woman but coping with chemo knocks Natalie for six and her relationships with those closest to her start to change too It's scary stuffTo read the rest of the review please visit Trashionista Birthday political assistant to the senator of New York shades of Hillary Clinton who's a total workaholic Then one day her boyfriend Ned discovers a lump in her breast and I'm trying not to use a cliche like 'her whole world turns upside down' but honestly her whole world does go A over TNot only does Ned Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything pick the time immediately Discordia post diagnosis to confess he's been Stage Mum planning on leaving her for another woman but coping with chemo knocks Natalie for six and her relationships with those closest to her start to change too It's scary stuffTo read the rest of the review A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, please visit Trashionista

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Zes it's time to take a hard look at her choices She begins by tracking down the five loves of her life to assess what went wrong Along the way she uestions her relationships with her friends her parents her colleagues the one who got away and most important with herself Why is she so busy moving through life that she never stops to embrace itAs Natalie sleuths out the answers to these uestions her journey of self discovery takes her down new paths and to unexplored places And she learns that sometimes when life is at its most unexpected it's not what you lose that makes you who you are it's what you fin. I've had this book on my shelf for a while now and finally picked it up Just after starting it I had a friend die from cancer I wasn't sure I would be able to finish the book since it also deals with cancer I can say that reading this book came at a perfect time for me It really helped me put my friend's life and death into perspective The story was wonderfully written I loved every word of this book A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, parents her colleagues the one who got away and most important with herself Why is she so busy moving through life that she never stops to embrace itAs Natalie sleuths out the answers to these uestions her journey of self discovery takes her down new Sweet Mandarin paths and to unexplored Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West places And she learns that sometimes when life is at its most unexpected it's not what you lose that makes you who you are it's what you fin. I've had this book on my shelf for a while now and finally The Lost Heart of Asia picked it up Just after starting it I had a friend die from cancer I wasn't sure I would be able to finish the book since it also deals with cancer I can say that reading this book came at a The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman perfect time for me It really helped me The Tavern on Maple Street put my friend's life and death into The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich perspective The story was wonderfully written I loved every word of this book

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