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For You Mom, Finally

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Breeze to Read

    A quick and pleasant read. I breezed through this tome in an evening. It reads more like an newspaper piece than a short novel. Part of the reason I read this book in an evening is that it is an engaging read.

    Not a whole lot to this author's style, relatively straightforward with a little sentimentality mixed in. Of note are the nuggets of wisdom (I find at least one in every book - every writer has a different point of view from my own and they're always worth learning from). I found no fewer than two in this short read -- Was her mother crazy?--Or crazed from the trappings of marriage and family? (I often wonder if some of the diagnosed craziness in this world isn't really a need for a big change in surroundings?) Also--and I found this one to be the most intriguing--Reichl's mother loved her enough to push her away...

    What was missing? This is probably a story worth expanding and expounding upon. I wanted to know more about Reichl's family members beyond her mom. I wanted to know more about what made her mom seem so crazy, too. Would I have seen more of this if her mother had been reflected more in her children?

    Where I disagree with Reichl...Like so many writers, she touts the benefits of working motherhood. Sorry, I've done it all. Had young children and not worked, worked with young children still in my midst. In my estimation, the majority of jobs are really a matter of "workin' for the man"--meeting the demands of yet another set of others and--on their timetable. There's not much fulfillment in being scatterd like that, unless, of course you have the benefits of making a living by being a writer...

    A breeze to read, but maybe a little too light as well.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Why

    This book read like a therapy assignment. It was not what you expect from such a fine a author as rachael. I was just waiting for it to start and it was over. Not worth 12.99.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    Not great...

    First - this is the SAME book as "Not Becoming My Mother"! Very annoyed as I already had it! Not very well written or cohesive...seems just like a stream of consciousness with a lot of interruptions.

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