📖🔖How far would you go to become a parent? 🧑🍼
Reading The First Man On The Moon feels quite special. The book takes you on the tremendous journey of Laurent and Harry trying to become parents. It starts with a series of adoption rejections in the western world and eventually takes them to ludicrous surrogacy businesses in Thailand. This book, being actual memoirs, sometimes reads like a spy novel and involves shady business partners, military coup, offers you can’t refuse and multiple tries to escape the country with the child.
After finishing the book, I had a moment there I thought to myself – would I be able to go to such lengths? Would I have enough patience, determination and sheer will power? I’m honestly not sure, and I feel grateful to Laurent for sharing his story, which might as well have been a thriller.
I was delighted to find out that The First Man On The Moon is easy flowing, engaging and overall quite a light-mooded book, Laurent shared his story through a fantastic dry sense of humour, which I loved. More than one time, I was smiling to myself while catching a reference to Mission Impossible movies. The author takes a brilliant decision to use wit instead of complaining or looking for someone to blame (and trust me, in his place I would be raging about everything).
I believe it is an excellent book about the side of the world that most of us will never see or experience. Sometimes it feels like a documentary, and the author makes a great narrator. If you are a fan of the latter, as same me, it might be worth picking up.
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Thank you @pehem_is_the_name for copy of The First Man On The Moon in exchange of honest review.