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Posted July 30, 2005
A light on Understaning
I thought the book was great. I grew up three generations later than the aurthor but still could greatly relate to most of what she was saying. I've found that this book has not answered all of my questions but opened my eyes to know that I am not the only one that feels confused about what I feel and what the rest of the world thinks I should be feeling. I've recommended it to many of my friends and referenced it in many conversations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2003
Although I grew up in a different generation and location -- Appalachia in the 70's -- this book spoke to me. I could relate to many of the stories and learned a lot in the process. This book isn't just about growing up in the 60's, but about the questions, emotions and confusion of growing up anywhere at anytime. I also though Ms. Wolf did a good job researching the myths and roots of female roles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2001
Too bad, it was a good idea
If Wolf had wanted to write about her fast, furious and unique upbringing in San Francisco, she should have just called it an autobiography. But to market this book as a glimpse into the life of any American 'woman coming of age'? Garbage. To compare the experiences of a young woman growing up in The Haight and running around in The Mission to young women in anytown, USA is absurd. Most didn't even know what a strip club was until long after they had their first experiences with sexuality. And the stuff about the mothers of her time dancing nude and tripping (hippies in San Francisco)? 'We' didn't know that mother. The author might as well have been raised on a different planet. The clincher was the story of her experiences as a giddy twelve-year-old in Israel. Israel? Give me a break.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2008
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