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I Totally Meant to Do That

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

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    Southern Style meets the reality of NYC!

    Jane Borden's I TOTALLY MEANT TO DO THAT is an extremely well written first person memoir about the author's time living in New York City. It is indeed very funny, though the author also does have some purpose behind her quips and jokes, in that she is struggling with her North Carolina southern roots as she tries to fit into the New York City hive.

    The author writes in a warm, easy, flowing style that is easy to understand, moving the stories along very well and keeping the reader interested. She also keeps the reader on their toes by throwing in some very uncommon, "75-cent" words. I have a decent vocabulary, and I will be totally honest; I had to look up more than one.

    My favorite story was the description of the day she spent with the Sanchez brothers, who were the "budget" movers she hired to help her move to yet another apartment. The story highlights the connections strangers who have nothing in common can make when they are forced by circumstances to spend time together.

    Only down-side to the book was the last story, which got a little hard to follow and a little too introspective for me. But other than that, it was a well-written and very entertaining collection of stories about trying to fit in far away from home. Anyone who has moved far from their family, and anyone who has tried to live in a big city will appreciate this book. You come away from it wishing you knew the author in person.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    From Canal Street knockoffs to Carolina rush, a well written sp

    From Canal Street knockoffs to Carolina rush, a well written spin on
    big bad NYC through the eyes of a self-described sassy southern belle.
    On second thought~~a well written spin on genteel North Carolina through
    the eyes of a savvy Outer Borough survivor.

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