TLC Book Tours: Thirty Days with My Father (and a giveaway!)

I’m a sucker for a good memoir. Call it the voyeur in me, but I love reading about the lives of others, famous, not famous, happy or sad, doesn’t matter. So when I was given the opportunity to participate in another TLC Book Tour, this time for Christal Presley’s memoir about her relationship with her Vietnam veteran father, it was a no brainer.

In Thirty Days with My Father, Christal recounts her childhood basically fearing her father, as she and her mother never knew when he would have an outburst, or sink into a horrible depression, causing him to lock himself in his bedroom for days on end.

Part of me was annoyed with Christal while reading. Couldn’t she understand that her father had PTSD? Why didn’t she give him the space he needed? But then I realized that as a child, there is no way their brains can wrap around that sort of knowledge. Hell, even some adults can’t deal with it.

It was nice to follow along with the progression of Christal’s relationship with her father, while as an adult, she worked hard to build the relationship with him that she never had. Also great to see that he got better as the years progressed. Yes, he always struggled with PTSD and the crippling affects, but the father that Christal knew as a young girl was not the father she has a relationship with in present day.

Now on to the giveaway! To enter, simply comment with what the title of YOUR memoir would be, if you wrote one about your life. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will pick the winner using on Tuesday, December 11.

Good luck!

**The winner is natalie@thesweetslife!!**

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for free in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


  1. This memoir sounds fascinating, even though I’m sure parts of it made it a tough read.

    And my memoir? “Confessions from the Sidelines: Stories and Tales from a Female PJ at Work.” Or something similar. Because the MOST ridiculous things happen to me when I’m working.

  2. “even some adults can’t deal with it” – I know exactly what you mean! PTSD is a sorely misunderstood disorder, that’s for sure.

    Thanks for being a part of this tour!

  3. can i enter even though i have NO idea what my memoir would be titled?!? 🙂 would love to read!


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