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The Feminist and the Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    The author has admitted that the Cowboy, whom she is no longer w

    The author has admitted that the Cowboy, whom she is no longer with, physically and emotionally abused her, including raping her and causing her to fear for her life. She is now being shunned by her publisher (and has been forced to delete her detailed blog post on the subject) but it's been reproduced and written about at length. It's extremely unfortunate that this book is now floating around out there to encourage women to seek out and stay with abusive partners.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    This book was a fast read, because I was searching for the love

    This book was a fast read, because I was searching for the love story.  There was no love story, there was nothing warm and fuzzy about it.  The cowboy comes across as the villain not the romantic, noble, caring love interest. I did not enjoy the over-generalizations of liberal men of being inadequate suitors.  The creepy men Alisa dates are just creepy not creepy because they are liberals. I hope there is no sequel to this un-love story 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

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    The Feminist in this novel is a hyper-liberal woman who reflects

    The Feminist in this novel is a hyper-liberal woman who reflects the epitome of the feminist from the 20th Century who ultimately made the opposite sex the enemy. It’s an extremist attitude that unfortunately evolved as a reaction to years of woman experiencing poor to shoddy treatment at the hands of men. This is confirmed in the story of the feminist’s own mother who abandoned her child and launched into a new life that would be free.
    When the protagonist meets the Cowboy, an antagonist in the true sense of the word, he’s something she’s never met, a man who is ultra-macho (actually he’s downright nasty and rude at times, something that the Feminist seems to miss in her bedazzled state) and yet very traditional in the way he courts a lady. At times the Feminist assumes a great deal and those assumptions make her the target of his wrath and also expose her unruly tirades of rage as well, to the point where she knows she is in serious need of anger management counseling and/or help.
    While the author attempts to make the Cowboy come out as a totally balanced male, it just doesn’t work. He tries to be neutral and yet is as domineering in his own “tough love” fashion. This reader is unimpressed by him and definitely not “wowed” by his tactics that are missing the sense of compassion and caring that is okay for men to demonstrate to women. To generalize that the feminist movement made women out of all men is a large stretch for sure, albeit it may be true for some.
    The Feminist and the Cowboy is an okay read, very fine in the way the main female character grows and changes, but one hopes she can evolve even more to see that the Cowboy she has grown to care for needs some evolution himself.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Great Read

    I loved this book! It's written like a friend that is telling you a story and it will really make you think about the way that you approach a relationship and what you are looking for.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    Should this book be in the fiction section? Regretably there se

    Should this book be in the fiction section? Regretably there seems to be alot of truth in the Anonymous post on 14 Jan.
    Several articles on the web dispell the romance of the book. A "truthful" book would probably done just as well in sales. With the right marketing spin the book could have been hyped for/against conservatives, cowboys, liberals, feminists, current medicated childhood ailments. I did not get it while I read the book, but there seemed to be a lot between the lines that Valdes was not telling about when she was with the cowboy. Valdes might have written a better book telling the truth, and done just as well or better in sales. Is there any truth in the book? Valdes writes that liberals think, from the liberal point of view, its a culture war of liberals vs. conservatives. This book seems to illustrate the difficulty liberals seem to have telling the truth. Did her son really do better after someone expected him to do better?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

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