Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

by Judith Thurman
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Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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kelkel77 More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Colette was a fascinating women who lived a very interesting life, but this book was way way too detailed and lengthy for my taste! All the footnotes made it read like a textbook. In addition at least three quotes were repeated twice. there should be somewhere an edited version of this story.