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Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
17% of the way through and have to release my own rant. About to have a baby, and like the author somewhat prone to over-criticism of others, I am all too aware of the current cult of self-congratulation that surrounds childrearing. I hoped to find in this text a thoughtful critique that would help me outline where sentimentality stands apart from caring about and acting on a mindful, enjoyable, inclusive model for family life.

Instead I find the reading ridiculous in its conservatism, lack of balance and frank bitchiness, increasingly pushing me to defend whatever vagaries the author so patently despises under this oddly chosen blanket of "sentimentality". I agree with… Read more
Dot in the Universe by Lucy Ellmann
Dot in the Universe by Lucy Ellmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like Lucy, 19 Mar 2009
Lucy Ellmann is a diamond.Original, hilarious, insane, provocative. I have read every one of her books in one sitting and then become hideously envious of her genius. Well done Lucy,and thanks.

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