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Without a Map: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    I picked up this book because like the author I am a birth mom.

    I picked up this book because like the author I am a birth mom. I found the book way too confusing as it bounced back and forth from child to adult to teen to child to adult etc. I even found a few chapters disturbing. I understand the pain behind her actions but some were just WAY too out there and bizarre. I would not recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    I grew up in the same town at the same time. We have another James Frey on our hands here. While I did not know Ms. Hall, I remember things being quite different than she describes. I read about this book in O Magazine and became interested in it. You would have thought that Oprah would be more careful after the Frey incident and not been taken twice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2007

    Enough Already!

    I found this book introspective to the point of nausea. I emphathized with her pain and rejection from family when she was most in need. But the years of wandering the world, wearing rags and going hungry and constantly and willingly reliving her disappointments... just got OLD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    The Four S's

    RE: Without A Map When I was a teenager my girlfriends and I loved reading those romance mags. However,the girls who did the dirty deed always got pregnant...sentenced to a life of secretly wearing the scarlett letter,forever adrift in the world with no hope of any future happiness. A while back More Magazine and NYT Book Review published a few letters to the editor when another one of these sad sack sob sister memoirs came out that showed some woman went on to live very happy,productive,content lives. They felt the past was the past and they did what had to be done. I suspect that there are more of these type woman among us than book publishers are aware. I have many friends who adopted children and they are very grateful for this type of woman.

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