Crown - April 2022
I was a huge fan of this author's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, so, this book was a must read for me. Although this book is very well researched and written, it just didn't resonate with me in the same way Quiet did.
Bittersweet -- "a melancholic direction"; "a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of the passing of time and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world."
This books seemed to be part memoir but, it also covers other experiences such as trauma, loss of a loved on, grief etc. There seemed to be quite a bit of spirituality infused as well. Finally, readers could take a "Bittersweet" Quiz to see whether you identify with the Bittersweet type. I took the quiz and, I'm definitely more the sanguine type. I guess that was the reason, in some ways, I had difficulty relating to this book. I still think this book was worth reading and will appeal to many readers.
Rating - 3.5/5 stars
Note: The eGalley download was made available by the publisher (Crown) and Edelweiss in exchange for my unbiased review.