Book review

02 August 2021
Volume 29 · Issue 8

From the moment I started reading ‘Daddy and the Two Bears’ by Gary Anderson, I knew it was going to be emotional. The first couple of pages start with Anderson and his wife Michelle's story from the perspective of another writer. They prepare the reader for an emotional rollercoaster of devastation and loss.

Anderson wrote this book from his point of view, which I found fascinating because not a lot of stories about pregnancy or loss show the perspective of the father, especially in emotionally gripping stories like this one. So, to be able to experience these strong feelings from his point of view was amazing.

The story officially begins with Anderson taking the reader into his own mind. He breaks down his mental health, shows his hidden demons and how he goes to psychotherapy. Anderson talks about the joy his wife and him had when they discovered they were pregnant with twins and how devastated they were when they were told the news of that their twins may not survive.

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