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Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Will take your breath away

Julie Metz has written a memoir that will take your breath away, from the initial, unexpected death of her husband to the postmortem revelation of his many affairs. Metz's style is both intimate and literary, elevating the central drama of her life to a meditation on th...
Julie Metz has written a memoir that will take your breath away, from the initial, unexpected death of her husband to the postmortem revelation of his many affairs. Metz's style is both intimate and literary, elevating the central drama of her life to a meditation on the nature of human need and fallibility. In exposing her own grief, rage, vulnerability and audacity, Metz allows us to connect deeply and emotionally with her story. Her need to understand what happened in her marriage leads her to confront the women in her dead husband's past, which ultimately gives her the opportunity to see herself more fully. In this powerful and empowering tale, raw grief and righteous anger finally give way to forgiveness, acceptance and new love.

posted by 1335933 on May 11, 2009

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10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Interesting At First...But Ultimately Boring!

When the story starts, one gets wrapped up in the emotion of losing a spouse and what a person goes through. I actually felt sorry for Julie at that point. But, mere WEEKS after the funeral, and BEFORE Julie finds out about her husband's infidelities, she starts acting...
When the story starts, one gets wrapped up in the emotion of losing a spouse and what a person goes through. I actually felt sorry for Julie at that point. But, mere WEEKS after the funeral, and BEFORE Julie finds out about her husband's infidelities, she starts acting like a dog in heat with the pursuit of sex as her main focus. I was disgusted as this continued throughout the book, until the end. I would not recommend this book unless you want to hear about Julie's sexual exploits which turn out to be very boring!

posted by EllesusaintGirl on July 29, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2009

    Interesting At First...But Ultimately Boring!

    When the story starts, one gets wrapped up in the emotion of losing a spouse and what a person goes through. I actually felt sorry for Julie at that point. But, mere WEEKS after the funeral, and BEFORE Julie finds out about her husband's infidelities, she starts acting like a dog in heat with the pursuit of sex as her main focus. I was disgusted as this continued throughout the book, until the end. I would not recommend this book unless you want to hear about Julie's sexual exploits which turn out to be very boring!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    Dissappointing

    I found this writer self absorbed and bitter. Unfortunately, many spouses cheat. The woman's responsibility is to her child and getting on with her life. Calling mistresses from 5 years ago and reading your dead husband's old e-mails only causes more pain and self torture. Join the crowd, Lady, and get over yourself!

    9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2009

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    Boring

    This is a true story which I usually enjoy. I felt the author is quite self-absorbed and seems to think highly of herself. She seems to have a different set of rules; one set for herself and one set for everyone else. Comes across as being a hypocrite. I had to struggle to get through this one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    not as good as i thought it would be.

    Only read half of the book. Very boring.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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