The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong, review by Robin Templin
Meet Heather B. Armstrong. A single mother with two beautiful daughters. As the saying goes, she loves them so much she would die for them. Literally. Ten Times. After a long depression, deep and dark, Heather signs up for an unthinkable experiment. Doctors will chemically induce flat-line brain death. Then bring her back. Ten times.
Meet Depression. Capital D. I learned so terribly much. I will never grasp the physical experience. But I could witness it. Thankfully I was also there as the first small crack of light, glorious light, appeared.
Meet the voices in Heather's head. They will drag you right into the rabbit hole with her. She is sad, sad, bottomless sad. (There is a fine line between desperate and brave. Heather is both.) She is also sarcastic, hilarious, beautiful, and candid beyond belief. I soon fell in love with Heather. Then her rock-solid mother. Such a love story, this one!