She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

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She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, Kathy Najimy

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi that her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671576509
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Edition description: Abridged, 4 cassettes, 4 hrs. 30 min.
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Wally Lamb's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Pushcart Prize XV: Best of the Small Presses; The Best of the Small Presses; The Best of the Missouri Review; Streetsongs 1: New Voices in Fiction; Northeast and The New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of an NEA grant for fiction, and is a Missouri Review William Peden fiction prize winner. A nationally honored teacher of writing, and a graduate of the Vermont College MFA's Writing Program, Lamb lives in Connecticut with his wife and their three children. His first novel, She’s Come Undone, was an Oprah Book Club Selection, and has since sold millions of copies. He is also the author of the bestsellers I Know This Much Is True, The Hour I First Believed, and We Are Water.

Hometown:

Willimantic, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

October 17, 1950

Place of Birth:

Norwich, Connecticut

Education:

B.A. in Education, University of Connecticut, 1972; M.A. in Education, 1977; M.F.A. in Writing, Vermont College, 1984

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She's Come Undone 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 702 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom was cleaning out the closets and came across "She's Come Undone," which I had read several year ago. It is one of my all-time favorite books, one that I still bring up when discussing novels. I thought it was an amazing story, and I have always been amazed that it was written in first person by a man. The character of Dolores is so real and believable. I took the book from my mom and read it over again, and I still love the book, although since my first reading, I have had children and been through the death of a parent, just to name a couple of things, just many more life experiences. I do have to say that re-reading the book as a mother made it a whole different experience. Definitely came across much sadder to me, and I viewed the characters of Dolores, her mother, and her grandmother in a new light. I still laughed out loud more than a few times, but definitely cried more this time, too. It is still a fantastic book and one I will always keep in my collection. Wally Lamb is a gifted writer to have written the type of book that stays with you long after you put it down. I would not recommend a book that didn't have that effect on me.
Miss-C More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I reread it every few years. It reaches for you soul and challenges the standards and morals we set for ourselves through the heartbreaking tale of Dolores Price.
tiffany130 More than 1 year ago
Someone gave me this book many years ago and I just put in on the shelf. I finally got around to reading it and I'm really glad I did. It was an interesting book that I couldn't put down by the second chapter. The character development was awesome and I like how it followed Delores from her childhood through adulthood. You really feel like you get to know her very intimately and you come to love her. I think any woman can relate to her story in one way or another and it touches you on a deep level. This is a 5 star book and it's hard to believe it was written by a man.
1louise1 More than 1 year ago
This book was written with such insight into a woman's mind, it is hard to believe this author is a man. Dolores Price is someone who feels life has dealt her a bad hand and then proceeds living with a self-destructive outlook. Read with an open mind! Enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, this book was overwhelmingly depressing. I couldn't enjoy a saturday night without thinking about the hardships of Dolores Price. The author's viewpoint of the thoughts of a girl was very insightful and the effort was truly successful. Yet, everyone whines about how bad their lives are, think about the characters that repeatedly come in and out of Dolores' life.If you cast your problems into the problems of the world, you would be quick to reel them back in. Who cares if the book is depressing? It is truth, it is realistic, is is real. This book made me come undone, but it is a book that has changed me, and made me realize that other's lives are something to complain about, not my own. The development of the characterization was something I could not complain about, either.
Danita Clark More than 1 year ago
The e-book version has a ton of typos. The story is riveting, but whoever typed it needs to go back to high school keyboarding class!
alannab More than 1 year ago
I first read this book back in 1998 when it first appeared on the Oprah Book Club. I was blown away. The insight Lamb has on a female character's life is incredible. The challenges and joys Dolores experiences in her life could literally be felt in each page turned. Lamb delves into the insecurities of all of us and paints a perfect picture of a character that we can all relate too. Interesting because Dolores says she always felt like an outsider her whole life. Whether it's food or clinging to insecure love, Dolores avoids coming to terms with she truly is by hiding behind these things. This will be the third time I've read this book. It's one of those that despite owning the hard copy I have bought again for my new Nook. It's a part of my library I want to always have available. I look forward to spending the next few weeks inside the pages of this book again.
DILLIGAF More than 1 year ago
I started this book about 2 days ago and on the 9th page, unable to put this book down. After the 2nd chapter the story picks up a lot more, so if you find youself bored in the beginning, just wait. There's so much drama, the characters are unique and of their own. You can sympathize with the main character Dolores, and what she goes through. Something's are totally shocking, that I gasped so loud on the train everyone thought their was a rat or something horrible happening. I COMPLETELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!. Wally Lamb is such a great writer. I also recommend- "I Know This Much Is True".
SailorGirl More than 1 year ago
This moving story teaches us all that is never too late to become the person you want to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the best book I have ever read and I have read MANY. You actually find yourself immersed in the character of Deloris and cry with her, laugh with her, and root for her. A MUST READ!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully vibrant story of a girl working everyday to become the woman she thinks everyone wants her to be, for the most part. If you would like to experience a turbulant coming of age & struggle for individuality, this novel is an excellant starting point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book more than once and love it more each time. Its been passed around to many of my girlfriends and they feel the same way. Maybe all the people making negative comments should just stick to romance novels where they always end up with the handsome prince and live a fairytale ending...haha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike many readers who are saying that the main character is disgustingly fat rude completely unrelatable and nasty and they can't believe this is what a guy thinks about women, i think this is morely for the people who had a horrible childhood for. Maybe a bad life, I had none of the things i stated, besides hating myself in my early teen years and i find the main character Dolores relatable in certain ways. Plus i so feel some compassion for her since she lost a lot of important things in her life which made her who she was throughout this book and I think she ended up pretty good close to the end for how she was during most of the book and she dealed with a lot of things badly but she was only doing what she thought was rigt to do or she didnt think at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago while it was on the Oprah's Book Club. First off let me say that I personally have gone through many things Dolores had and it touched me on a very deep, personal level. Secondly I was amazed a man wrote this book. A very talented writer I might add. Wally Lamb's writing is different than any other Author I've read. His thoughtfulness, wit, sarcasm and insight come across in every book that I've read of his. His writing style is really quite amazing. Just started reading " We are Water".... beautiful. About a year ago I picked up a pretty blue leather journal.. with Whales imprinted on the front and back. First thing I thought of was Dolores... This book has been Forever imprinted in my heart :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it very hard to have any kind of empathy for the main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Wally Lamb book and it definitely won't be my last. A co-worker has been recommending him for a while. Now I can see why. This book although not a real feel good story through most of it, was excellent. I got caught up in Dolores' life and was very sad when the book ended. I would love to see this as a movie. Even though written by a male author, he did such a good job of getting inside Delores Price. I high recommend this for book clubs or anyone looking for a great coming of age/life story.
KPShrewsbury More than 1 year ago
Fantastic character development; engrossing story!! Love Wally Lamb books and this was my all time favorite!!
greekguy4444 More than 1 year ago
The was such a compelling story. Of all the books I've read, this one has been one that I can read over and over.
davidpeace More than 1 year ago
This book deals with very mature subject matter.Rape,suicide,divorce,are just a few of issues a young girl has to deal with.I found it very depressing and couldn't wait for the book to be finished.Call me old fashioned but I suggest that no one under 18 years old read this.
Cocosuz More than 1 year ago
First of all, I can't believe this was written by a man. It's so inciteful into girl/womanhood. It's a very dark creepy story and completely unpredictable. So original. Kathy Najimy is fantastic as narrator. I listened to it while driving. It made my commute go so quickly. Sometimes I didn't want to leave my car!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know I'm in the minority here, but I didn't like the main character. The more I read, the less I cared for her or her problems. She was self-absorbed and mean-spirited. The scenes were way too graphic, especially the rape and lesbian scenes. I found the language and tone of the book very disturbing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Underneath those layers of fat lies strength, courage and a willingness to love. Dolores Price proves us, amongst the madness of the crowd, how important it is to give yourself a fair second chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unpacking my belongings from the end of the school year and came across this book that a friend had lent me. Opened it up and started reading and could not stop. I have read it twice and cannot imagine not reading it again. A favorite book to say the least!
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