Abandoned In Search Of Rainbows by A.K. Driggs is a fascinating read about a woman who was abandoned at birth. It is a window into her life as told through her eyes as she grew up with her adoptive family.
Reading this book is like sitting down for a series of personal chats with the author. Each chapter is like a story told by the fireside with a glass of wine and a friend. I found that I really enjoyed this style of writing as Ms. Driggs detailed her experiences with her family, her peers, her schooling, her love of music and her own sexuality as she was growing up. The unconditional love and support of her adoptive family, the privileges she enjoyed as her father’s career advanced, and her experiences as she began to explore herself as an adult in her personal life and musical career were all told in such a fashion that I often felt like I was inside her head, looking out through her eyes and experiencing it all with her, or at the very least reading a very personal diary. The personal photos strewn throughout the narrative added to this feeling as it gave a visual image of the author at different ages during her life and participating in events described.
I definitely came away from reading this book with a new perspective on how one might explore themselves from within to find their place in this world. I also found myself a little more open to the struggle that many people find as they try to be themselves and find acceptance from those around them, which was a concept that perhaps I hadn’t thought of much.