Best book I've read in a while. Incredible writing, full of insight and rich emotional detail. I'm rather shocked by the negative reviews. She was narcissistic? Yes. She's self aware enough to name it and to wrestle with it, and possibly to have grown beyond it. There were too many tragedies? Yes. Several tragedies brewed in the background and then became a full-blown reality one after another. Tragedies sometimes do. There were too many tangents? Well, it's a personal accounting, I think. A "life so far" in review. And I'm not sure you can understand the arcs of her relationships until you get a sense of her parents' relationship. I found myself highlighting various turns of phrase that struck me as profound - and that's not something I do with a lot of books.
Here's a good way to tell if this book would be of interest to you. If you find the following paragraph to be well written and worth exploring (even if you think the answers to these questions should be reasonably self-evident), you will likely enjoy the book: "Who cares if sometimes you bring out your seduction skill set - briefly! -for a person other than your spouse and you have a little adventure with your body? Why did that have to be at your spouse's expense? Couldn't you promise your deepest love, your first allegiance, to your favorite person without locking yourself in a chastity belt and presenting her with the key?"
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Fleet; 1 edition (11 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 034900532X
- ISBN-13: 978-0349005324
- Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 1.7 x 20 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)