Kind Chemist Wife by Sarah Bigham

How I Read It: Print

Dates Read: 3/6/20-3/7/20

How I Found It: Facebook

This book marks off the “A Book With 5 or Less Reviews on Goodreads” badge on the 40 Book Reading Challenge from Once Upon a Book Club

So I’ll be honest, this is probably going to be really biased. The author is the wife of a kind chemist, A.K.A. the best professor I have ever had. I have only met Sarah twice, and only talked to her the one time. I know about her struggles with chronic illness as my friendship with my professor has evolved. As someone who reads book as a very time-intensive hobby, I immediately jumped on the purchase train, figuring that I would put out the review as quickly as I could.

Sarah has a serious of chronic conditions which essentially says that it hurts to move, and sometimes when she is completely still. Using a series of 7,000,000 medical professions (slight exaggeration), Sarah is trying to just get by. Through stories of her time as an educator and as a patient, Sarah explores her life using humor and empathy to give a slight insight into her life.

I truly loved the writing style in this book, and I read through it really quickly. Though I got through it fast, it is super memorable and her story has been bouncing around in my head all day. Some of the stories seem repetitive, but that is because they are a collection of essays posted in different journals. It is weird to know about her life and then connecting it to the stories in the book, so I’m not sure I can play a non-biased reviewer on whether you can come into this book and understand her situation, but I don’t think that my insight gives me an unfair advantage as a reader. I do think that I can’t give an unbiased star rating, but screw it, here are my 5 stars, so go out and get this book!

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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