Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded
Hannah Hart shares her story of growing up with a mom with a mental illness. Her story is not one I am personally familiar with, but it is something I think anyone can relate to. She details her childhood where she was more the parent than her parent, where she helped raise her younger sister, where her home and personal hygiene were not the best because of neglect. She also talks about her absent father who chose being a Jehovah's Witness and his religion over protecting his daughters. Hannah talks about how difficult it is to get help for a family member with mental illness and how long the struggle to find help for her mom took. It is a testament to the fact that she is rich, white and has the time to get that help and shows how not everyone can. She also talks about coming to terms with her sexuality and the relationships she has had. Her story is a tragic one, but also one of hope and possibilities. I was riveted by her story and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a great audiobook to listen to.