In her debut memoir, singer-songwriter Bar Scott brings the same emotional veracity to her personal story as she does to her music. In lyrical detail, The Present Giver is a moving account of Scott's search for meaning and hope when her infant son Forrest is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Shocked into the most demanding journey of their lives, she and husband Peter learn to accept the mysterious gifts the universe offers in order to not just survive, but transform, the unbearable. A compelling and beautiful story, The Present Giver offers comfort to anyone seeking solace and meaning in their lives.
I have read this book and it was one of my favorites!! I was excited to be able to listen to Bar Scott read her own story. It is such a beautiful story that makes you laugh and cry. You will fall in love with Forrest right from the first page. Amazing!!
Eloquently written, we are immersed into an intimate emotional journey about love, hope, sorrow, and surrender. The heartfelt narration by the author delivers touching stories that at times bring tears, and at other times, a warm smile. Bar shares with us her deep and abiding love for her son Forrest, whose short life and wisdom touched her, and many others, very deeply.
Bar, as soon as I saw The Present Giver on Audible, I down loaded it to my phone and listened to it in one go, working in the garden, cleaning rooms, walking Charly...I couldn't stop. I'm particular about a narrator's voice and have actually not listened to some books because of that. I already knew the book was so full of emotion, since I own it, but hearing you read your own story, well, like I said...couldn't stop. It's hard for me to imagine that time in your life. The songs at the end were a plus. Thank you.