Docket Page 3 – Rock Meets River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption by Vanessa McGrady

CHARGE (What was the author trying to say?): Written as the author’s “love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.”

FACTS: I am not a fan. Rather than being a real story about open adoption, this was more the progressive feminist diatribe of a narcissist. All relationships revolved around the author and her point of view, and often seemed harmful to her daughter. I found it disturbing and left me concerned for her adopted daughter.

VERDICT (Did the author achieve what they intended?): Not guilty. Far from being a “love letter” to her daughter, this exposed a self-centered mother looking to satisfy only her own needs.


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