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Accutane - the truth that had to be toldIn 2001 Hoffmann-La Roche's drug Accutane was selling in its billions worldwide as a treatment for acne. For those who suffered from extreme scarring acne, it was something of a miraculous treatment, however evidence started to mount that for others it was a death sentence. Over the next few years it was estimated that between 300 anAccutane - the truth that had to be toldIn 2001 Hoffmann-La Roche's drug Accutane was selling in its billions worldwide as a treatment for acne. For those who suffered from extreme scarring acne, it was something of a miraculous treatment, however evidence started to mount that for others it was a death sentence. Over the next few years it was estimated that between 300 and 3,000 young people being prescribed Accutane since its launch had committed suicide or killed others.In 2001 the father of young man in Ireland who had committed suicide approached Dr. Doug Bremner as Professor of Psychiatry & Radiology at Emory University to see if he could find a causal link between the drug and depression. His findings were that the drug did have an effect on the brain likely to cause acute depression in some patients, which was not surprising as it is a molecular cousin of Vitamin A which is known to cause depression in excessive quantities.One might think that Hoffmann-La Roche would have welcomed these findings. After all, no-one was doubting that Accutane was an extremely effective remedy in many cases, it was just that it appeared to have lethal side-effects in others.You might like to think again on that one.'The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg' is the account of what Hoffmann-La Roche did next, which was to prosecute a determined, energetic and vindictive campaign against Dr. Bremner designed to suppress his findings and destroy his career and livelihood. 'The Goose' tells the story of how he was forced to return to the pain of the past and confront the truths of his own life, a research project of a different nature, before he was able to return and fight for the truth about a dangerous drug.In 2009 Hoffman-La Roche took Accutane off the market. From the pen of the author of 'Before You Take That Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health', this is a truly riveting and emotional read detailing just what it costs to take on the full might of one of the largest corporations in the world when you have never claimed to be a saint and have no desire to become a martyr....

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The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg: Accutane - The Truth That Had to Be Told Reviews

  • Jason Pettus
    2019-02-27 04:59

    (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)To tell you the truth, in just the few weeks since reading Doug Bremner's The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, I have almost completely forgotten what it's about; and that's because this is another of those seemingly endless post-Erin Brokovitch nonfiction stories about horrible people at horrible drug companies doing horrible things, in this case executives at Roche Pharmaceuticals who continued pushing the acne medication Accutane even after discovering that it caused suicidal depression among an alarming amount of its teenage customers, written by a guy who used to get paid to promote the drug before his ethics finally getting the better of him. So as such, then, certainly Bremner should at least be congratulated for not being the amoral monster that all his co-workers turned out to be; but as a literary project this leaves a whole lot to be desired, the kind of glorified magazine article that tries to fluff itself out into a full book by doing things like creating a new chapter out of each and every new scene that takes place, a true definition of pedestrian manuscript that feels most of the time not like a finished book, but rather one of those rambling overlong anecdotes your great uncle ropes you into over the holidays and that you can't seem to excuse yourself from no matter how hard you try. Kudos to Bremner for eventually becoming not quite as evil as he used to be, but Golden Egg is not a book that in good conscience I can recommend to others.Out of 10: 6.1

  • Barbara
    2019-03-18 02:24

    I received this book for free, as a "First Read" giveaway, and though the summary seemed promising, it failed to live up to its potential. The author attempted to weave two stories together - his involvement in disclosing the relationship between Accutane and depression, and his quest to uncover his mother's past.Dr. Bremner is a psychiatrist, college professor, and research scientist. He became involved in the Accutane legal battles through a somewhat random sequence of events, and launched a study funded by a wealthy donor whose son committed suicide while taking the drug. Gathering enough data to indicate a causal relationship between the medication and brain changes, Bremner attempted to publish his findings. He became ensnared in a legal quagmire, in which Roche attempted to discredit him and block the results of his research.He also shares a great deal of personal information about his family, especially with regard to his mother's death when he was four, the fact that no one would speak of her, and his father's hasty remarriage. Understandably, he felt a yearning to understand this woman, and the confidence he gained from waging his battle with the pharmaceutical company gave him the courage to defy his father and seek the truth about her.It had great potential, but seemed hastily written; sentences were short and clipped, and nothing was very deeply explored. Explaining more about the history of Accutane, its great promise, and the gradual unearthing of its terrible side-effects would have provided a more solid scientific foundation for that story line; rounding it out with an in-depth analysis of the research and drug approval process, as well as marketing strategies, could have provided the data necessary to demonstrate how difficult his challenge was. The author seemed content to skim along the surface, making repeated references to the billions Roche was realizing on their sales, and that the pharmaceutical company was in bed with the FDA.So, too, it was with the story about his mother. There were a lot of phone calls, internet searches, etc., leading to the accumulation of facts - again, skimming, moving so fast it was hard to remember what the family connections were. Eventually, he vaulted into mysticism and Buddhism, leading to intimate sharing of thoughts on reincarnation, spirits, and astral shells. But it all felt superficial - you could sense the ache of the four-year-old boy, but the real emotion was always just out of reach. He could express his pain, but not make the reader feel it as well.Dr. Bremner is well-credentialed, and this book could have been so much more engaging; the topics are solid, and worthy - greed, responsibility, resilience, and faith, but its lack of depth, and incredibly poor editing, made it a disappointing read.

  • Renee
    2019-03-14 04:26

    ** The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg by Doug Bremner was provided to me free-of-charge by the author through a GoodReads, FirstReads Giveaway. **The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg chronicles the author's experience of the fallout of his research findings concerning the link between Hoffman-La Roche's drug Accutane (used primarily for acne treatment) and changes in brain function which are linked to depression and/or suicidal ideation or actions in those taking the drug. The author states that "between 300 and 3,000" young people being prescribed Accutane since its launch have committed suicide or killed others". Also threaded throughout the book is the author's personal story of finding closure on a number of issues with regards to his mother, whom he lost as a young child. The author takes us along his journey of finding and reuniting with his mother's side of the family, putting her to rest, and uncovering details surrounding her life and death.This book fell short of my expectations. I was keenly interested in reading a book about the inner workings of the pharmaceutical companies and how they are intertwined with the research community. The first few chapters showed promise as it was revealed that the author was a paid consultant for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline – I really appreciated that disclosure. The next few chapters chronicled how he became involved in the Accutane case and the litigation and consequences for his career. It was pretty much what I would expect from a powerful pharmaceutical company (Hoffman-La Roche). I was not surprised, but I’ll get back to this later in my review.And then, it started falling apart for me. The author then begins the “related” narrative of the search for his mother’s family. The remaining half of the book made me extremely uncomfortable. It felt like I was reading someone’s personal journal. If there was a link to what I read and what I thought this book was going to be about (the research, the pharmaceutical company, the litigation, etc), it was tenuous at best. That’s why I say that it fell short of my expectations. If the book had been marketed as the impact of what happened on the author with regards to his personal life, then I would have been primed for what the book was about. I just felt it was a bit too personal – not what I expected. Even as I re-read the description on the back of the book, I still think it doesn’t describe the content of the book.Then there’s some issues with some of the content. In Chapter 65 (the before-to-last chapter), there is finally a resolution to the Accutane issue. The author receives a phone call from one of the lawyers to announce “ ‘Roche just announced that they are taking Accutane off of the market.’ ” This is repeated on the next page in quotations by the author, “ ‘It went from being a billion-dollar-a-year drug to being removed from the market in just a few years!’ ” Followed by his lawyer’s response: “ ‘Your research and speaking out went a long way to raising awareness about the risks of this drug.’ ”I don’t dispute that the author contributed (at much personal cost) to this resolution, but while Hoffman-La Roche did remove Accutane from the market, the patent expired in 2002. Several other drug companies, since that time, produce and sell generic versions of the same drug which, many believe, have the same side effects. So, where’s the discussion about this? While the author states that between 300 and 3,000 young people have committed suicide or killed others while taking Accutane, I think the number of birth defects and spontaneous abortions related to Accutane use (estimated to be roughly between 12,000 and 14,000) for example (there are many, many other serious side effects) is greatly underplayed especially with regards to the reason why it was finally pulled from the shelf (understanding that there were MANY reasons!)Small raised eyebrows only because I have a similar condition; spondylitis is an inflammation of one or more of the vertebrae in the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis is the auto-immune disorder that the author refers to. Sorry, that’s just my @nal-retentiveness coming out!If the author is going to write about some very deep and personal feelings that he has about the people in his book, he leaves himself open to an analysis. As I read the book, I noted the negative feelings that frequently associated his interactions with the females in his life. For example, he refers to the Roche lawyer as a “b*tch”; he refers to his “step-grandmother” as his step-mother’s mother, while his sister refers to her as “grandma”; he clearly has not attached to his step-mother as his “mom” even though she has been in his life since he was a young child; and he is honest about the tensions between himself and the women in his immediate family (his wife and daughter) while seemingly having no such issues with his son. I only mention this because again, it made me deeply uncomfortable to be reading this.I mean the author no disrespect – he clearly went through a harrowing experience that had a significant impact on his life. My rating is based on the book falling short of my expectations. I just think the author could have focused more on information about the research, the world of academia, the relationships with the pharmaceutical companies, and some of the fallout with less about his personal journey to uncover his mother’s history.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-03-03 03:59

    I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads GiveawayDoug Bremner worked as an expert witness for plaintiffs in lawsuits against pharmaceutical-giant Roche over the anti-acne medication Accutane. During that time, Roche and its attorneys went to great length to try and sway or discredit him, not only with legitimate criticisms, but with spurious accusations. Meanwhile, Bremner was also coming to terms with his mother's death. She had died while he was very young and Bremner had not addressed the circumstances or emotions related to it. This memoir, though described on the back cover as being the story of that first portion, focuses more heavily on the latter. Consequently, it feels like the reader has been misled. Furthermore, and admittedly this is the fault of the reader, an expert witness, even one who clinically proves the drug's negative side effects, plays only a small part in the story of said drug's impact. Thus, this memoir leaves much of the story out. It would be better to know the victims beyond a couple of statements, or how the trials proceeded, or what else Roche was doing in response to the threat to their prized goose. Sadly, you don't find that information here.This book could be useful as a resource for someone wanting to write complete story of Accutane, though Bremner neglects to go into details of the methodology and assessment that led to his conclusions, but, were I a book editor (though I'm absolutely unqualified), I would ask the following question during the writing process.What book do you want to write? If this is a memoir, then it should be written with that focus, but it means selling the book about you, and just you and what lessons you can impart through your experiences. Memoirs are not only about recounting but, more-importantly, assessing one's life. Yes, you can include Accutane because it's part of your story, but Accutane is clearly not the focus of the story here. If it is about Accutane, then make sure to write about the full story, not just your role. Your participation in events, though significant, is limited. Ultimately, I cannot recommend this volume. Though it reminds us of the perils of libertarianism and the folly of thinking that bad actors can be corrected through lawsuits, it gets lost in the story of a man who lost his mother and took a long time to come to terms with it.

  • Linda B
    2019-03-11 00:24

    Accutane was a drug that was prescribed for the treatment of severe acne. There were, however, a significant number of teens that committed suicide while on the drug, including the son of Senator Bart Stupak. The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg looks at the attitude of drug company, Hoffman-La Roche, and their cover-up of the side effects of Accutane. The author, Doug Bremner, was asked to research the possible link between Accutane and suicides and was also involved in presenting his findings to the courts. This was an interesting and frightening look at the length that drug companies will go to prevent the loss of dollars in spite of the loss of lives.The book also looks at the author’s family history and genealogy. As a genealogist, I found it interesting to read about his search for family members, but I had trouble keeping his extended family straight. I have trouble keeping my own in order, so trying to remember who is who for another family was impossible. Still, it had good tips and links for others researching their family members. The author also included information about his personal family tragedies and emotional issues. It was difficult at times to take seriously a book about the science of drugs and the tragedy of teen suicide when the author is also talking about “Indigo children” and other new-age non-scientific subjects. I think that the book traveled too much from its original purpose. It had an important message about the drug companies, but that aspect of the story did not give me a satisfying resolution. I wanted to know more about the drug, its continued availability, and the legal ramifications surrounding Hoffman-La Roche. That said, I did find the book interesting, and I think it has an important warning we should all heed when we take what we assume is a safe prescribed drug.

  • Heathercheryl Stevenson
    2019-03-14 05:03

    A personal nightmare that ends on a positive note, we breathe a sigh of relief at the end. Doug Bremner ran a study that exposed the link between the billion-dollar-a-year drug, Accutane, and severe depression leading to suicide in teenagers. The drug was originally intended for cystic acne but the drug company began to encourage doctors to prescribe it to teenagers with regular acne. When you interfere with drug company profits, they fight back hard and dirty. They tried to destroy Dr Bremner's credibility and livelihood. He was subjected to endless hours of intense interrogation. Colleagues turned their backs on him. He paid a terrible price but endured and eventually the drug was withdrawn from the U.S. market. A problem I had with the book, was the two separate stories told. I didn't understand why the author's search for his mother's background and ashes rose to the forefront of this book. In itself, it was a good story, but I didn't understand why it was what so much of this book was about. Dr Bremner states in the last pages of the book that he thought the two cases,i.e. the Accutane investigation and his family issues were cosmically connected. That analogy was a stretch for me. I really think he could have told the Accutane story in one book and his family issues in another. Approaching this book, I thought it was an exposé of Roche's defammation of the author, the fight and the ultimate withdrawal of Accutane from the market. What it is, is a memoir of a difficult time in the author's life and Accutane is only part of that story. Or perhaps the other stories resulted from the Accutane ordeal. I will have to think on that. I admire Dr Bremner's tenacity and persistence in following through on what was right. We have much to thank him for.

  • Des
    2019-03-11 06:57

    Dr. Bremner is an entertaining writer even when the topic is as serious as a drug with potentially deadly side effects. He shares with his readers a part of his life before, during and after he undertook a neuroscientific research study that demonstrated brain changes in teenagers when comparing their brain scans before and after they were prescribed Accutane. His unique insight into the drug industry is riveting. He includes accounts of meeting patients and/or their families who noticed potentially suicidal mood changes obviously related to this drug, many of whom, fortunately, stopped the drug in time to resume their baseline moods. Tragically, many given this drug took their own lives (not his study subjects as far as I could tell from reading the book). I could not put this book down until I got to the end. It was a late night. Thankfully, his writing is succinct. It is also quite poignant, surprising, revealing and at times even hilarious. The many aspects of this story are woven together artfully from the descriptions of repeated, tedious, and long discovery depositions endured when he served as an expert witness, to his personal struggles in his marriage to his search for missing pieces of his early childhood. Dr. Bremner reveals himself to be an impressive author, advocate, physician, patient, parent, son, spouse and person, not necessarily in this order, of course. This is an important story and a great read.

  • Catherine MacLeod
    2019-03-24 04:14

    This is a compelling account that reads like quality literary fiction, but shockingly, tragically, it's true. Wasn't there a book called `Listening to Prozac' that sold millions, and blew the whole SSRI thing wide open? I'm just a lay person, so know nothing but I do know this is too important to be ignored. This is shocking but confirms what we, the public already suspect: That medication is all about money, and nobody actually cares about side effects like depression or even suicide. They just want it all swept under the carpet. It's astonishing that those in a `caring' profession' should so clearly not care for their fellow human beings, especially when they are patients who put their trust in medical professionals, assuming (naturally, I would think) that they genuinely care for their welfare. And who knew the individuals drawn to caring for others could be such sharks - not only to their patients/clients, but to each other? Clear and sensitivitively told, the clarity of your prose is perfect for getting this horrifying Accutane message across. There's no unnecessary embellishment, which adds to the impact of this fascinating account. I can't help but keep turning the pages. This story should be read by everyone, not least because as I understand it, the product is still being prescribed.

  • Christine
    2019-03-16 03:05

    This book was a quick read and extremely interesting. I was unaware how the pharmaceutical companies market their drugs, and run their businesses. It was an eye opener for me as I occasionally do some consulting work in the health sector. I have to admit that I was extremely disheartened reading about the tactics the pharmaceutical company used against the author. It made me sick that they would care more about dollars than lives. I'm glad that the author still chose to speak out about Accutane even after everything that was thrown his way. It takes a lot of courage to do that. It was good to find out that Accutane was pulled from the market, but I wonder what else is out there right now that we aren't being told about. That doesn't sit too well with me. I also enjoyed reading about the search for information about the author's mother, and his personal challenges. In the end, it sounded like he got some closure on things that were important to him.I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads, and highly recommend it!

  • Marilyn Clement
    2019-02-24 07:11

    This non-fiction book reads as well as a good novel and delivers a very important message. I am glad I read this book because my daughter was prescribed Accutane when it was the 'silver-bullet' for acne. I now feel blessed she refused to swallow just one pill. I am a volunteer arbitrator and indexer of geneology records for LDS, and the Author included his story in researching and finding records for his birth Mother. His book included interesting information about LDS and the sheer volume of records they have made available to geneologists world-wide.Mr. Bremmer's story and his courageous efforts in proving his case despite the pharmaceutical company's efforts to stop him and end his career are well worth your time to get a brief glimpse at the high-dollar business of creating and distributing new wonder drugs.The Author included his search for his biological Mother and his personal story. This is a great read, even if you don't usually read non-fiction.

  • Becca
    2019-03-20 08:07

    I just won this on First Reads! I am looking forward to reading it.This was a really interesting book. It wasn't what I was expecting though. I was expecting much more about the research Dr. Bremner did and perhaps more science. He did talk a lot about the depositions and how terrible those were and how it was all long and drawn out. The book also went into a lot of what Dr. Bremner was going through in his personal life while the legal matters involving Accutane were going on. The search into finding out information about his mother was fascinating and really it seemed to be a bigger part of the story than the Accutane. The writing style is a little different, there were a lot of really short chapters and you can tell the author is a scientist from the way he writes - which is not a bad thing, just different than a lot of the writing in novels and other books I have read. I am glad I read it.

  • Dolores Adair
    2019-03-06 07:19

    This book really held my interest. I read it in one day, front to back. I couldn't put it down. The story is interesting, but also adds a side story that is just as interesting. I've told everyone I know to check this one out. It's a great read!

  • Trish
    2019-03-02 00:09

    This book hits close to home. I took Accutane when I was in my twentys, before I had kids. I am thankful that I had no ill effects and my kids were later (years later) born with no defects. Makes you think before you act.

  • Susan
    2019-02-24 06:08

    Chose this books to read about the ins and outs with the problems of Accutane. Enjoyed that part of the book, but enjoyed , equally, reading about his family interactions.

  • Jake
    2019-03-13 03:19

    I am not sure if authors ever visit GoodReads to see what others say about their work. In some ways I hope not. The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg was bad. Very bad. Very very very bad. And I don't know if I want Doug Bremner to see that I wrote this. Not because I know him or anything like that, I don't. It's just that I believe that even negative criticism can offer something constructive and I frankly have nothing constructive to offer this bad bad bad piece of writing. First of all I have no idea if this book was real or not. It said it was and I am lead to believe that Doug Bremner is the doctor in the book who is going through this hellish trip. It may have well been written by him. But I had a hard time believing that a doctor of such high caliber standing could write such awful drivel. I mean awful awful drivel. I can not stress this enough. I almost thought for a while that I must of gotten his outline notes, and not a manuscript. But, alas, no. What I got was what he intended to put out and I do not understand why he could not have spent a few extra minutes polishing it up.Some may have notices that I am not exactly saying what is wrong with the book. All that I am doing is saying I didn't like it. To that I say "exactly". I can't say what is wrong with the book because there is NOTHING in it to suggest characters, plot, style, intrigue, narrative, or interest that I can criticize. It would be easier for me to put down Jackson Pollocks choice of color than this book. Sorry, Doug. I hope you are not the type of author who reads what others say about him. If you are, I am sorry. But if I have stopped just one person from reading this hideous novel, than I have done a justice to the world, and since you are a doctor, Doug, I am sure you can appreciate that.

  • Michelle Colloton
    2019-03-25 03:22

    I received a copy of this book for free through the Goodreads First Read program.This book surprised me. I excepted a very clinical account of medical research and lawsuits, and that's not really what this book is about. It does detail the author's experiences with these things but it doesn't get bogged down in technicalities. I really felt the heart of the story though was the author's personal story about himself and his family that happened to occur around the same time. The story itself is very emotional, though the writing style is perhaps better suited to the scientific side of it. It seems to try to work both as a standard, nonfiction account and as an emulation of the typical fiction works about the struggles of family. Its downfall may be in trying to do both, and therefore, it does neither exceptionally. It also doesn't fail in either account, making it good, though perhaps, it could have been great.

  • Wendy Hines
    2019-03-02 04:14

    From page one, I was swept up into Doug's life. He was determined to get Accutane off of the market, it was killing thousands. Hoffman-La Roche, in turn, campaigned against Bremner to stunt his research findings. Not only that, but to destroy his livelihood. Not only is the reader granted entrance to the inside workings of pharmaceuticals, but Doug also gives us a deeper look into his own personal life. His professional struggles crossed over into his life and affected it deeply. This is almost two books in one - one the campaign to get Hoffman-La Roche to pull their drug but the second being Doug's life. However, the author does a superb job of inter-lacing the two into a page-turning read. Not only did I learn more about Doug and but I really got an in-depth look into pharmaceutical companies and it's not all glam. They will do anything to keep the golden egg from breaking - anything. Well worth a read!

  • Fred Hughes
    2019-03-27 02:57

    This review is based on a copy of the book supplied by the author through the First Reader ProgramYes this was about a legal and moral fight with a major drug manufacturer but the story hinted at things that weren't fully explored and there was another story arc about the author trying to find out about his Mom which moved you away from the main story.It was interesting what lengths a company would go to to harrass someone who could effect their bottom line. Not only as part of discovery but also at their worksite.I won't say what happens in the end however the road that the author travelled to get to he end was certainly not easyQuick read

  • Sam
    2019-03-18 01:14

    I liked this book. It did a great job of depicting a billion dollar industry's single-minded focus on profits at the expense of our humanity. In addition it provided a very deep look into the author's thoughts and actions as he combated Hoffmann-La Roche and their drug Accutane. Some reviews have complained about the fact that half the book is about the author's thoughts and feelings as he simultaneously dealt with his family issues. However, I found that it provided a second thread to follow that was also interesting to read in its own light. A second trail for the author to overcome. It also showed that his battle with Roche did not take place in a vacuum.

  • Tom Schulte
    2019-03-09 06:58

    What should have been two books, ends up as one confused collision of stories. Fighting the good fight against big Pharma over the suicidal depressive effects of Accutane, Dr. Bremner gets a bug to hunt down this birth mother's grave and family. Part Two thus becomes a redemptive and heart-warming second story where Roche's private investigators and depositions fades into the background to the level of a whisper, which is probably what Bremer wanted at the time...

  • Karen Boyce
    2019-03-21 01:15

    I learned so much from this book. I was fascinated with the twists and turns of truth that were revealed about the pharmacology industry and the drug accutane. Greed guides the actions of those who are supposed to help us and leads me to wonder about other drugs that 'pass' the FDA criteria. I also enjoyed the ongoing mystery of geneology that was woven within the story. It lent a personal note. Threads of both mysteries kept this reader interested.

  • D
    2019-02-25 02:27

    The book was good. It was interesting how the drug companies "work". However. This book is really two books to me. The story of the drug company story seems to take a back seat the the authors personal past and issues.

  • Jim Holscher
    2019-03-13 06:22

    I got this book having been prescribed Accutane as a kid. I found very little about Accutane and a whole lot about the author dealing with the death if his mother and trying to find his family. Much to disjointed for my tastes.

  • Jack
    2019-03-20 06:01

    Although this book is ostensibly about a doctor's battle with a major pharmaceutical company, he actually tells us more about the difficulties in his personal life. Enjoyable but not quite what I was expecting

  • Sara
    2019-03-06 08:25

    Free kindle book. Interesting.

  • Robin Nenninger
    2019-03-04 05:22

    An interesting read about the power of big pharma over us.

  • Nancy
    2019-02-25 03:21

    I read it today, it was a quick read. Quite interesting about the pharmaceutical industry as well as the genealogical connection.

  • Elaine
    2019-03-04 07:26

    stopped at 43%

  • Eva
    2019-03-04 08:00

    My complete review can be found on my blog. give this book 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Brittany
    2019-02-27 07:02

    Good Book, I felt this book was good because it was true... the truth is always an interesting read.