Review by Terri Clement
Tarot Cards & Hair Dye by Andy Tilley
Kindle Edition eBook
Upon receiving my very first Kindle, I quickly fired it up and set out on a quest for Tarot books. My eyes were immediately drawn to the cover of Tarot Cards & Hair Dye. The cover features Ciro Marchetti’s Hanging Man from one of my all time favorite decks, The Gilded Tarot. That right there was enough for me. I swiftly hit the “buy” button without hesitation.
Having no idea what kind of a ride I was in for, I dove head first in to the opening page. Kids keep your hands inside the ride and your seat belt fastened at all times. Nor did I understand that I would not have the opportunity to get off the ride until roller coaster made a complete stop.
Instantly, I found myself immersed into Andy’s story, where he tells of the breakup of his marriage, from his point of view. We journey along with Andy, while he changes his style, dyes his hair in an attempt to look younger, tries counseling to save his marriage from doom, gets a Tarot reading and finally comes to the realization that it’s over. From there he sets forward to rebuild his life.
The ex as Andy refers to not-so affectionately as “Her” through the entire book, starts out sounding like a woman who has simply fallen out of love with her husband and is looking for a clean and quick break. However, she quickly turns into a shoe throwing, car stealing psychotic.
Tarot Cards & Hair Dye covers a wide range of emotions that truly mirror real life. I laughed, I got mad, I felt empathy and yes, I felt the sadness too. It is well written and is quite engaging. I did also find myself wondering what “Her” thought of the book. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall, watching her give it a read. I envisioned her head spinning around like Regan’s did in the movie The Exorcist.
I would highly recommend this book, especially for those who are heading down that rocky path. For the guys, it offers a lot of sound advice in a do this, but don’t do that fashion. For the women, I would say give this a read and don’t become HER!