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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

A reviewer says “Not since The Catcher In The Rye has a novel captured the deep and almost physical ache of adolescent existential sadness as trenchantly as the perfectly title…”  Yes.  And that it why I found it deep and physically painful to read.  Enviably written.  The kind of writing that makes writing look easy […]

Three Wishes

Another Liane Moriarty book.  She really has a great emotional ear and a fab sense of humor.  Excellent diversionary book.  The conceit of What Alice Forgot really put it over the edge of what I think of as chick lit.  But I’m not opposed to a good chiclet, so I liked this book.l

The Last Anniversary

Another one by Liane Moriarty (who wrote What Alice Forgot).  Fun, bubbly, distracting, quirky.

Double Take: A Memoir

Kevin Connelly was born without legs and in his 20s decided to take photos of people staring at him as a way of responding to the stares.  I think he was 23 when he wrote this and his writing is not terribly polished or mature.  But I appreciated his honesty and most enjoyed the essays […]