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Posted September 12, 2005
Witty, great read, and lots to think about too.
I bought this book because I've listened to Maureen Corrigan review books on NPR's 'Fresh Air' for years now. I was expecting a witty read. What a surprise, though, to be so absorbed by the way she interweaves her own life with books, from Victorian literature to modern-day detective novels. This is a book that gets you thinking about what you read, and especially about how the roles of women and work are displayed in all types of literature. It puzzles me that anyone can find a 'feminist diatribe' in this book. As a middle-aged woman with a not so different background from Corrigan's, I found her experiences spoke very clearly to my own perceptions. Most of all, reading this book woke up what has felt like some intellectual dormancy in my 40's and made me want to read again!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.