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Book Review: Unpacked Sparkle: A Story of Grief and Recovery by Patrick A. Roland

Unpacked Sparkle, Coffee n' Notes

Author: Patrick A. Roland

Type: PDF

Genre: memoir

Pages: 163 pages

Published: November 7th, 2016 by Az Publishing Services, LLC

Blurb

Over a year ago, I left a Mariah Carey concert in Las Vegas after six songs. I had gone on the trip as a present to myself for turning forty. But I couldn’t enjoy it. I was high on multiple drugs, but mostly crystal meth, and extremely drunk. I had been this way the majority of the year and a half since my partner Pack had suddenly passed away.

I found him dead on the bathroom floor one January morning while I was getting ready for work. The police told me I had no rights in my own home and asked me to leave. This was before gay marriage became legal. Life as I knew it changed instantly.

His family pretended I didn’t exist. They mauled our home the…

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