Title: Somebody That I Used to Know: Love, Loss and Jack Thompson
Author: Bunkie King
Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Relationships
Dr Perera’s Rating:
A tragic, endearing, educational and autobiographical narrative of one woman’s long road to freedom. She finally broke through two significant controlling relationships, overcoming many obstacles along the way. The book is not necessarily easy reading due to the sadness in her life and the exposé, which reveals some shocking truths. There are insights into the not so glorious aspects of actors’ lives. Bunkie King and her sister lived with Jack Thomson for two decades and when she finally left that relationship, she had another adventure which took her almost as long to deal with. It is at the end, and rightly so, that she pulls it all together. I recommend reading this book, especially for those living in oppressive relationships. At its heart, the book shows how Bunkie King suffered from a seeming lack of self-esteem, and then finally after decades how she ‘became her own person’.