An Unbelievable Story
4.5 out of 5 stars
I’ve been following Tony for some time and when I got the email from him that he wrote a true adoption story I had to jump on it. I was adopted myself (it was not an open adoption), so I had to read this.
I didn’t even know if the gave a child up for adoption or adopted themselves, I bought this short story synopsis unread.
I’m kind of glad that I did because I didn’t know what I was getting into (other than a true adoption story). As I mentioned above, I was adopted myself, so the themes and overall feeling of this book really worked with how I feel and made me feel even luckier than I already feel.
Numerous times Tony writes about how it wouldn’t seem real unless it really happened to him and some of the things he writes about, I 100% understand why he says that. Some of the “coincidences” or “fate-related” stuff that happens is almost unbelievable. But it’s also hard to write stuff like that and lie about it. Bertauski is a master of the short non-fiction story with Expectations.
I’m glad I picked this book up, It was easily one of the easiest 99 cents I’ve ever spent and the afternoon that I read it I laughed, I cried, and I felt better after finishing it.
Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauski
on October 14, 2017
Genres: Non-Fiction, Short Story
I write fiction. I make up stories. This is not one of them.
This is all true. Some minor details have been altered and names changed, but the story itself is true.