Home is Burning

by Dan Marshall

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Quick take

Marshall writes poignantly about the anguish of losing his [father] bit by bit, and about the surreal, unwanted intimacy of ministering to a dying parent's body.

Why I love it

So your mom is battling lymphoma and your dad's been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Do you: (a) prove you're the world's best son by moving home to take care of them, (b) swill wine, get fat and pretend none of it's happening, or (c) use crude humor (bring on the fart jokes!) to ease the pain? Dan Marshall chooses all of the above and the result is this laugh-through-your-tears memoir that ...

Member thoughts

35% Love
43% Like
22% Dislike
  • Julie J.

    Sarasota, FL

    "Wonderful writer."

  • Emily M.

    Holland, MI

    "It's an amazing look into a persons life in such hard times. I don't think many of us could handle anything like this in such an amazing way."

  • Kristen c.

    Walworth, NY


  • Jim T.

    Chicago, IL


  • Jennifer R.

    Columbia, MD

    "I enjoyed the relaxed writing style. while not comfortable with every aspect, I enjoyed this one."

  • Nicole T.

    Durand, MI


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    Orient, OH


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    Elmira, NY


  • Lauren S.


    "I thought this book could be one I could relate too, but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • Lindsay B.

    Salt Lake City, UT