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Blue Shoe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2006

    Loved It!

    This is the first book I've read by Anne Lamott and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I listened to it on audio and it was hilarious. I was laughing out loud driving back & forth to work. I liked it very much and highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates women and humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2005

    It was like reading about me...

    This author was recommended to me and I am thrilled that I chose Blue Shoe as my first book of hers to read. I could totally realate with some of Mattie's hardships and how the blue shoe became her focus to get things straight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2005

    Mid Life Ramblings... that make sense

    The Blue Shoe is far fetched at times, but interesting, colorfully written and human. The main characters are all flawed and struggling with mid-life changes and the stresses of taking care of the young and the aging while trying to find some time for their own lives. The setting in Northern California is lush and adds to the flavor of how the earth and our homes are connected to our growth or our decay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    A book you must read

    this book was very interesting. i enjoyed reading. I enjoyed reading this so much that my sister and i were fighting for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003


    I just read BLUE SHOE by Annie Lamott and let me tell you, it is a MUST READ. It was so very good. I would know Mattie on the street and for sure, Pauline. I would know the kids, Abby and her son, Mattie's father and certainly, Isa. I would know Mattie's new love and her old love, easily. I loved the story and I understand all of Mattie's struggles having been there so many times myself. I have always loved Ms. Lamott's books - all of them - but especially, BIRD BY BIRD. So if I see a book and it has her name on it, I know that I have to read it because her work is powerful and real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    A book about change

    This is simply a book about life's journey and the events and experiences that change us. It's about the choices we make and the consequences we live with. It's about an extremely loveable character, Mattie Ryder, and her rather messed up, gloomy life, through-out which she always seems to maintain a wry sense of humor. Now all in all the story is extremely slow paced, but, it's well-written and there are countless hidden wisdoms for you to discover. A book I recommend to the patient and particular. And if you're looking for a few other great titles, look no further than these, Buckland's Hot List: most creative, The Butterfly: A Fable (Singh); most engaging, The Alchemist (Coelho); most interesting, Life of Pi (Martel); most enlightening, 9-11 (Chomsky); most thrilling, The Lovely Bones: A Novel (Sebold); and finally, the most creative, engaging, interesting, enlightening and thrilling book of all, The Little Prince (Saint-Exupery). These are the books I'd recommend to my family, friends, students, and wife. There are many more, trust me, but these are the first that come to mind (for having left an impact slight or proud as it may be). If you have any questions, queries, or comments, or maybe even a title you think I should add to my list, please feel free to e-mail me. I'm always open to a good recommendation. Thanks for reading my brief but hopefully helpful review. Happy reading. Donald S. Buckland.

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