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She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

She Left Me the Gun is a truly fascinating biography. How and Wh

She Left Me the Gun is a truly fascinating biography. How and Why Paula reinvented herself is an amazing story.

posted by Heather_Wietz on May 23, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

If she'd really left the gun I might have used it on my nook

Read the reviews, eagerly started it & plodded along throughout this overly long, overly dull recounting of the author's mother's turbulent past at the hands of a predatory sexual deviant . Yes it is a sad story, but it takes so long in the telling that my eyes were gla...
Read the reviews, eagerly started it & plodded along throughout this overly long, overly dull recounting of the author's mother's turbulent past at the hands of a predatory sexual deviant . Yes it is a sad story, but it takes so long in the telling that my eyes were glazing over & I had to force myself to finish it. more could have been done to move the book along, making it far more impactual, engrossing & to the point. I understand the author was on a "journey of discovery" but she lost her way in trying to make pages for a book. I would NOT recommend this book at all & I read & enjoy most every genre.

posted by Trublonde on June 19, 2013

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

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    She Left Me the Gun is a truly fascinating biography. How and Wh

    She Left Me the Gun is a truly fascinating biography. How and Why Paula reinvented herself is an amazing story.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    This is an excellent book; everything you want in a memoir - riv

    This is an excellent book; everything you want in a memoir - riveting characters and plenty of surprises. I fully applaud the author for a memorable book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

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    I couldn't put this book down. From start to finish it is an ama

    I couldn't put this book down. From start to finish it is an amazing emotional ride. I highly recommend this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Now that I've read the entire story in the online Overview, I do

    Now that I've read the entire story in the online Overview, I don't need to buy the book.

    3 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

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    I couldn't put this book down. The author knows how to capture

    I couldn't put this book down. The author knows how to capture the reader's attention and never let go. It's a bizarre story that will keep you turning the pages. A great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Interesting memior.

    There are still some questions in my mind after finishing this book. I think it would be a good book club selection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Misty

    Waits.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    Mildly interesting and boring

    Half way through the book and totally bored. Author could have wrapped this one up in 1/2 the pages. Everyone has a family history and not finding this one particularly interesting or entertaining. Only read rest of it because I made the mistake of purchasing it. I'd have thought a journalist would have been far more specific and curious in her meets and interviews with family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Excellent remarkable

    Rings true on each page
    Wonderfully done

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    Posted May 19, 2013

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    Posted June 12, 2013

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