I Hate Pinatas was the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards' Gold Medalist - Best Adult Non-Fiction E-Book. Heart surgery doesn't happen in a vacuum. This is what Heather Maloy learned first-hand when her son, Colman, was diagnosed in utero with a combination of congenital heart defects which are fatal without surgical intervention. I Hate Pinatas is a compelling story of hope and strength that vacillates between heartbreaking and outrageously funny as Maloy takes you through what three heart surgeries in three years looked like for one family.
Author's Note: I Hate Pinatas is not an inspirational book, but rather a true and honest account of what we went through as a family. In my quest to keep it real, there are curse words contained within the story. However, it's my hope that this book will leave you feeling inspired."
Published February 3rd 2015
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.62 Stars
I adored this authors honesty and spunk while describing such a hard time in her life. I originally did not read the excerpt discussing what the book was about, and thought it would include a lifelong list of hardships, but instead it included one hardship that equated to enough for one lifetime to handle. I am a young adult and don't envision myself having kids anytime soon, but it was not hard to have empathy and feel like I related to this author as she poured out her feelings and thoughts undergoing difficult decisions. She wrote this beautifully and with her heart which is why I feel in love with this story. She was raw with her fears of not loving her child at first sight like everyone imagines, saying it took her longer than she thought. She included enough medical information so that I could understand a little of what was going on but not be overwhelmed and get lost in the titles of things. his book gave me a preview of the emotions and obstacles someone goes through when dealt something like this and it opened my eyes how to react if I ever know someone going through something like this. I would give this five out of five stars and appreciate the opportunity to read and review this book. Thank you.