Have you ever wondered how Helen Hunt felt while Tom Hanks was stranded on that island in Cast Away? Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six, plays out that scenario in One True Loves, to devastating and heartwarming effect.
More than almost any memoir I’ve read in the last few years, Levy really excels at painting herself on the page in her lowest, most difficult moments. Many writers — understandably — have a hard time revealing their worst flaws for potentially thousands and thousands of people to read. Levy doesn’t have this problem; her heartache and hatred and inner turmoil are ours to soak in, and I cried more than once. A good story, but I read this one — and recommend it — for the writing alone.