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Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

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  • Posted October 2, 2009

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    A book that must be read by all women who would like to have a heroine to look up to.

    A fabulous read. I bumped into it having never heard of Colette before and her amazing life a freedom of sexuality have drawn me to become one of her biggest fans. This book drew me to Colette and I will be eternally grateful for it. A fabulous read I have said, a must read for all women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2003

    An enjoyable book about an intriguing person

    I am on page 425 of this book, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it thus far. I have to admit, I had never heard of Colette prior to reading this book. I was browsing the bookstore, and the cover caught my attention. I picked it up, read the back, and bought it. Colette is a fascinating person, someone I have come to admire, because I can relate to her in many ways. Being a woman has so many myriad pressures - to be thin, to be beautiful, to 'appear' young... Colette seemed to be, for the most part, comfortable with herself. And, importantly, she didn't appear to worry herself overmuch with what other people thought of her. Ms. Thurman does an excellent job, in my opinion, of outlining her story objectively. She didn't gush, and she didn't seem to be too judgemental of the sort of person Colette was. But most important, to me, at least, was that it was a genuinely *good* read. I didn't feel bogged down with details, for the most part, and while there are many footnotes, I didn't feel that I had to keep flipping to the back of the book to check them out - i.e., I was able to continue reading the main body of the book without feeling I was missing out on context. After I finish this book, I plan to order some of Colette's books and read those, when I have time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000

    A book for the brave and honest!

    Loved it! Collete reminds me of a friend. An intelligent, good woman who is fearlessly and relentlessly searching for honesty and happiness. I find this book challenging and rewarding as it explores our humanity through one womans experience. This book can be read and read again.

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