Book Review: The Painting and the Piano by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | The Painting and the Piano by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo

Genre:  Biography, Memoir
Book Name: The Painting and the Piano
Author: John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo
Pages: 312
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: ALJ Marketing LLC

There are times when you pick a book, start reading it, and then keep it aside since you did not like the starting pages. Later, after a few months, you quickly finish it from the start again till the end. That’s what happened with this book – a non-fiction genre and a true story, which I do not usually select for reading of my own volition. However, the narration of addiction and abuse has been dealt perfectly well by the authors in telling their story. It reminded me of the numerous stories which we read in the inside pages of our daily newspaper but for which we never get to know the true picture.

It’s rare to see people agree that they were wrong. And this was probably both the authors’ way of coming to full light, of admitting their mistakes and offering apologies to all those people they would have hurt in the making. However, the major part of the book was focused on the childhood trauma which resulted in adulthood crisis, and only in the last few pages do we come to find out them overcoming their all-so-consuming addiction.

This is the story of survival and hope and never to lose hope for the end is yet to come even after things seem all unfavorable and pitch dark.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
The Painting and The Piano is an improbable story of survival and love. Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that a child could ask for. However, the demons of their respective mothers would tear their fragile young lives apart.

Eventually, destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs, and a negligent court system would take on them. With parts of Adrianne’s story ripped from national news headlines, their story takes them from the depths of despair and near to their first serendipitous introduction and the moment beach knew they were finally safe.

Filled with hope, inspiration, and humor, The Painting and the Piano is an unforgettable story of pain, loss, and the undying human quest for happiness.

About the author:
John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo reside in South Florida with their Yorkie, Holly. Both are involved in the AA/recovery community. Adrianne currently helps out at a recovery house, and Johnny continues speaking, sponsoring, and helping others in recovery.


Rating: 8/10

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