Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sweet, Sour, Bitter: A Tale of a Friendship, a Transplant, and a Lemonade Stand by Janie Whitlock and Lisa Woods Yarnell

This is one of those books that you just don't know where to start or where to end.  So I will start with the fact that this is a true story of a woman and her friend, and the journey they have taken together throughout life and how illness has affected it.  Janie has had a deluge of health issues for many years now.  Some of them were not as serious as others.  However, it came down to her almost dying and she moved in with her friend Lisa who she met in college.  They have kept in touch on and off through all of that time until it came to the point that Janie was very sick and needed a lot of help.  She is still trying to get a liver transplant and has many hard days.  The friendship between the two has survived through health issues, near death experiences (on Janie's end), husbands, boyfriends, and more.  When all else failed, their friendship survived.  It is an amazing thing really.  To have that type of friendship is rare and a wonderful gift not to be taken for granted.  The good thing is though that these type of friendships survive because they don't find it necessary to constantly be in touch with each other and should it be taken for granted, will often be forgiven.  It's not the same relationship as being married.  No, this is entirely different.  It is a rather intense read, but also very eye-opening at what people have to go through when they need transplants.  I would highly recommend this one!  And this is the end of my review on this.  Like I said, I have no idea how to end this and it isn't a happily-ever-after ending.  This is the reality of life and it's hardships, and a woman who is still fighting.  The end.

Gofundme -- http://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=search&term=Janie%20Whitlock

connectpal -- https://www.connectpal.com/sweet-sour-bitter-a-memoir

whileaway lemonade facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhileAwayLemonade?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Janie's facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/janie.whitlock1

smashwords --  https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=sweet+sour+bitter

Amazon: (paperback)  http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sour-Bitter-Transplant-Friendship/dp/150021423X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1419874388&sr=8-2&keywords=janie+whitlock

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/janie_whitlock

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